|Today, we awoke and started getting ready for church. I hadn't shaved since we left SC, so I was a little grizzly, but we scrubbed up and headed out to church. We stopped by Daylight Donuts for breakfast. We ate their twice while in Wyoming. If you are ever in Thermop (what the locals call it), we strongly recommend that you eat there. The food is great, super cheap, and the owners are wonderful people. We headed out to Roundtop Baptist Church, which sits at the base of Roundtop Mountain. We met some folks there for coffee & Bible study. Later, the pastor arrived, and we had a great Palm Sunday service. The pastor conducted a communion service, and then we all sat around and talked for a couple of hours. They took us out to lunch, to the Lil' Wrangler, (also a great restaurant) and we had a couple more hours of conversation. It was a great experience all around. The church was excited to learn about what God is doing, and wants to support us. My father was the pastor here until about 1986. This was his first church after seminary. I was happy to see the church again, and see the addition that we built while we were here 25 years ago. The people love God, and are praying for this city.
After lunch and talking with the pastor, I got a temporary permit and started fishing. This part of the country is well-known for it's excellent fly-fishing for trout. The river was beautiful. When we first arrived, someone crowded into our spot, and then caught a rainbow trout that had to have been 7-8 pounds, about 9 feet away from us. At first I was upset, but then I was grateful to even be able to see a fish of that caliber. After a couple of hours, the score was ugly: Trout-1, Timmy-0. We were skunked, but so thankful to be here.
Around 5, we took off for Cheyenne, and finally got in after 10. We hit the sack and tried to get some rest. Tomorrow, we plan to see a museum, and then head out for Palmer Lakes. This city is special to me. I love the atmosphere here, and the history is so interesting. This is also where I was born, so that is meaningful as well.