30 July 2007
26 July 2007
If you click on the link, you will see our approximate route. Exeptions: we never took an interstate (except for the 30 miles between Oakley and Quinter), and we didn't veer south into Alabama.
It was really neat to see new country, especially the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas, but I think I am ready for the Interstates again for a long while. Unless we take into account that the back roads simply take more time!
Now we are home. We have A's (my sister-in-law) car with us because we couldn't figure out how to get her car, the moving truck, and the minivan down here with only two drivers (A and J, my mother-in-law). So...here we are with two cars.
Work is...work. I am still on the hunt for other work, but I haven't heard anything. That's part of my quest today.
And I am in Harry Potter Land. The 7th and final installment is flipping its pages by my eyes as they read. It's different than I expected but so, so good! I am only about 200 pages from the end and savoring every word.
Keep in touch. I miss you all, my family who live too far away.
10 July 2007
Here is a photo of most of my family at Gulf Shores, Alabama:
From the left are my brother-in-law, my mom, my dad, my sister, our good friend D, and my aunt. They are toasting the upcoming sunset and eating Maija's fresh-made pico de gallo. Yum!
When I find a scanner I will post some of my photos from the trip. I am behind the times and only have a film camera.
In the meantime, here is a good thing to read.
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. --Psalm 65:4-7
After a 19 hour drive yesterday, we finally made it.
I'm still a little road weary and tired, so I can't think of anything else to say. But we are here. The weather is good -- the heat is down because it rained earlier, and the sunset last night while we were driving was so beautiful.
02 July 2007
Eddie was Ian's third groomsman. They were roommates in college for a semester, but they also worked the grounds crew together for work study, and also ran on the cross country team together. They have a lot in common and it was nice to have their company for a couple days.
Coming up: We are driving to Quinter, Kansas, where Ian's parents live, for a few days there. I will leave early and drive on to Colorado, where my parents and family live, and Ian will join me later in the week. It will be good to be together again, and it is nice to have something else to look forward to.