July 10, 2017
In just a few minutes, we will point our red car toward Portage, Wisconsin–a mere 1,150 miles down the road.
And speaking of the red car, on the Sunday before the Fourth of July, I had to go out and stand by the car in order to add a little color to my red-less outfit.
Summer is safely ensconced at a doggie daycare and we have pastor friends who will be arriving soon to stay in the house while we are gone. (As much as we possibly can, we loan our house out to friends in the ministry who may not always be able to afford a week-long vacation at the beach.)
Although we love getting to share our home, it is always a bit of a challenge to pack and clean, all at the same time. The up side of all that activity though, is that during the entire time away, I can savor the thought that my house will be nice and clean when I get home.
We hope to arrive at my sister and brother-in-law’s house Tuesday night and then on Thursday, I will drive to the Milwaukee airport to pick up these incredibly cute children.
Oh. And also, their parents. 🙂
Here they are with their Floridian cousins.
And here’s a bonus shot of that darling granddaughter.
On Saturday, members of my extended family from various parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota will gather at Randy and Debbie’s house for our first family reunion in five years. While it’s difficult living so far away from family, the distance does serve to make our reunions all the sweeter.
While I was packing for the journey, Summer stayed right nearby with every intention of overseeing the entire process. However, she conked out halfway through, leaving all the work up to me. Girlfriend is a professional
The past two Sundays, Steve has played the drums for service. Our wonderful drummer, David, just had an ankle replacement and will be out for 8-12 weeks. Steve thought it would add more to the sound if he played drums instead of guitar–so he did! His talent knows no end. Fortunately, we have gotten a substitute drummer lined up so he can go back to playing bass.
In closing, I just added a new picture to Sarah’s ongoing collage of Food Lion pictures. I thought it would be an appropriate time to post it since she is excited about leaving all that grueling work behind (she was on her feet ten hours Saturday) and heading out on vacation.
What about you? Do you have any traveling stories to share with the rest of us? Something memorable, funny, scary,interesting, or poignant that happened on a road trip? Do tell!
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.