Sunday, September 6, 2009

Big Puffy Clouds......And endless miles.....

Enjoying the sunshine and cooler temperatures the breeze which we never have where we live more inland in Miami felt absolutely wonderful. I only wished I could bottle it and bring it home!

We have made it to our current destination here in New York where we are staying with my father and visiting with all of our family. We have had an interesting and most eventful trip with much prayer thrown in. I am happy to say that God was most generous with his traveling mercies this trip.

Here is the motorcycle tied down wrong!

We had a crazy and rough start to our trip. We brought the motorcycle with us so that we could enjoy all those wonderful country roads here in New York. But we have never loaded one on to a trailor and tied it down. This was quite the experience. Our first attempt and we almost lost the bike. We thought we had it tied down properly and we headed to the gas station to fill the trailor tires up with air and as we were driving and made a turn we watched the bike lean way over on it's side. We were obviously horrified lol and pulled over not even caring we were in the middle of the road and just in time to basicly catch the bike before it fell off the rack. Adrian had a pretty good idea what we did wrong so he redid the whole thing and we finally made it back on the road.

A healthier traveling choice of food!

we found a beautiful porcelain native american doll for Anna for only 10$

As we then got back on the road we were probably driving maybe 5 minutes when then Wham! Someone runs right into the back of our trailor. This was extremely frustrating I think I new at this point I was going to be spending alot of time in prayer.
The women eventually handed us some money to fix the light and we were able to get the man at the trailor store to wait for us since we had 15 minutes to get to the store before it closed and not only was there bumper to bumper traffic because of our set backs we had hit rush hour, but a monsoon rain started making it just a little more difficult.


But God is good the trailor man waited for us we were able to get it fixed, we eventually drove out of the rain and pretty much had smooth sailing the rest of the way. Because of all our setbacks our drive took 3 days instead of 2 but the sightseeing was wonderful.

We have enjoyed seeing wildflowers, northern trees, sunflowers, deer, and we even saw some buffalo and a coyote. We are now enjoying our family, but I will confess it has been so long since we have been back that we have been staying up way to late talking with our family. So for now I am exhausted but a good exhaustion that comes from the enjoyment of reconnecting with our family and friends that we have not seen in such a long time and it's nothing that some strong coffee can't cure for the moment.

Lucy enjoying her first time off leash in a fenced in yard. She had a blast chasing the children around.

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I trust." (Psalm 91:1-2)


  1. It looks like a wonderful trip! I am so glad you were able to not lose the bike! :) The photos are great! And the doll you found is beautiful! A great price too!!!

    I saw you were on facebook - I will send you an invite there as well. I'm there too. :) See you there!

  2. Thankful you arrived safely in NY -- despite some setbacks!! Enjoy that special time with family -- even if it means lots of coffee :0)!

    Larabars are AWESOME!!


  3. Dear Heather,

    I am glad that you have arrived safely and that you are enjoying your dear family.

    Road trips are sometimes full of adventures ~ some wanted and not so wanted ;)

    But all in all, I am glad the LORD maintained you calm while it was happening!

    Enjoy your time in NY. The weather is cooler here up North - enjoy~ :)

    many blessings to you and yours,

    lady m


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