Monday, September 30, 2019
Stopped near McPherson, KS at a boondocking campground. Sheltered from the wind but very hot. Being alone in an unsupervised campground at dark was a bit unsettling. Didn't sleep well but felt good that the tent still worked without the cover.
Here I went to the library to access their internet. Found a tarp company that specializes in custom tarps for farm applications. They will make a heavy duty custom cover for me for $82! Had to get a motel while they rushed it for me. I'll install the old ratchet strips on the new cover so it will secure to the tent frame. It does feel good to shower and sleep in a cozy bed while watching the Bengals on MNF!
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
We ate dinner in Silverton and enjoyed just being together. Thanks be to God!
Drove into Silverton to get food for Tim and dinner at the Avalanche Brewing Co. Walked around town in the 62 sunshine and Facetimed with our parents. God is good!
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Spent the day exploring Arches National Park. Learned more about geological time and uplift forces.
My campsite is at the end of a 30 mile bike event. People were exhausted and out of water. So I became the unofficial water supplier with my 13 gallon water tank. This is what I mean by wanting to be the presence of Christ in the world. Simple acts of grace.
Yesterday I drove from Vernal Utah, and squirted through Colorado and some fantastic scenery to Moab, Utah. I couldn't believe my luck. I found a campground right next to the Colorado River with 15 sites. I got one of the last sites at only $10 per night. Three nights here will enable me to explore Arches National Park, the city of Moab, and the beauty of the river.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Thank you, God, for a body that still moves and a brain that works.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
It is day 2 of this journey. I left home in Bend yesterday and drove to a Walla Walla Washington. Except for a headache it was a great drive and I spent the night at the home of Ann and Ellen and last night. We had dinner with David and Juli. Juli is the pastor of Pioneer United Methodist Church here in Walla Walla. After a tour of Walla Walla today I will hit the road head to Oregon to visit more friends.