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Friday, August 7, 2009

Scenes from the Road Trip

Well we made it to Pennsylvania. Along the way we had the oppoturtunity to stay with several friends and supporters, share at two churches, and enjoy some of God's beautiful creation. Each day we tried to have one fun thing for the kids. Here were some of the highlights.

Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

Craters of the Moon National Park, Eastern Idaho.

Drinking coffee at 6:00 am in the car while watching the sun rise on the Grand Teton Mountains, WY. Keep in mind we still averaged 500 - 600 miles per day even with a scenic stop along the way.

Yellowstone National Park, WY. Old Faithful blew a few minutes after we got there at 8:00am.

Oops, somehow we missed all the signs about not getting to close to the buffalo. But this is a telephoto lense, so it's not quite as close as it looks. It kept stairing at us, and then I realized that the bright red lady bug was right behind me and the kids. Probably not very bright!

The Bighorn Mountains.

The Black hills of South Dakota and Mt. Rushmore.

The Badlands of South Dakota.

The wide open windy prairies of the Midwest.

And one of the biggest highlights of all (drum roll)... helping to unload hundreds of baby pigs at our good friends' pig farm in Iowa. We really enjoyed our time there at Pulaski Mennonite Church, and the kids thoroughly loved the opportunity to help out on a real, live pig farm...not that we were really much help. But it was fun!

Our time in Pennsylvania has been very busy! But we're enjoying the opportunity to share with many churches and supporters, and re-connect with friends and family. The kids are really enjoying their grandparents and cousins here. Next time I'll try to post a few pictures of that.


Tripp said...

Looks like fun! I especially like the shot of the ladybug with the majestic Tetons in the background...very nice. Drew keeps telling me, "I want to see the ladybug!"

We move into your house on August 21st! Hopefully just for a short time though...we're packing up everything this week.

Jenna said...

I like the picture of all the pigs! My brother and I have 6 for 4h, and they are SO cute when they're tiny:)

Blessings on your trip,

Christy B. said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful (and very busy) time. I hope you get a chance to relax, too! Looks like you're giving that ladybug a run for its money! God's blessings.

fivetolove said...

We had just finished reading the end of the Spear, Jungle Pilot, Mission to the headhunters, Beyohnd the Gates of Splendor, and I think a few more, when I ran into your blog. It's been very interesting for our kids to see some of the sights of Indonesia. Keep the good posts and pictures coming, and God bless your efforts there, whether giving your testimony or working under the hood.