First of all, I AM BACK TO BLOGGING, having finally found time to set up a google account to enable me to get back on board. The dilemma now is: Blog, Facebook, or email????? Oy-vey!
Someone asked us the other day what we were doing in a Library on Facebook when we are on vacation? I believe it is called "building relationships"! (smile) No matter how exciting it is to "get away from it all", we always miss those we love so dearly and enjoy "living life with".
We have been so blessed on this vacation as we have returned to the roots of our marriage ... where it all began in Colorado Springs, CO. We have been able to visit our first home, reconnect with friends from three different states where we have lived during the journey of our married life, climbed mountains, backpacked and camped and, among other things, observe the miracle of arriving at the peak of a mountaintop just as the sun sat on the horizon followed by the moon rising minutes later!
The rain forecasted for the first 9 days of our trip turned out to be, at the worst, a couple hours of afternoon thunderstorms that were very easy to work around or even hike in! We got a "standard motel room" for a bargain price and were pleasantly surprised it was loaded with luxuries including a whirlpool tub! Friends have taken us into their homes for a night, fed us meals and brought joy to our hearts as we have reminesced over the memories of days gone by. Jim has been able to connect with distant cousins he has never met before and discuss/share information of family research they are all involved in plus access tons of information from libraries & museums of counties where his ancestors came from. And it looks like we are going to finish this trip with half the expense that we budgeted for it .... even less than we spent going to the Smokies last year!
God is good! He knows what we need much more than we do and I believe He takes great pleasure in blessing us in places and in ways that we never expected. Thank you, Father!