Holy Saturday 2012
It was only a ½ day drive from St. Charles to Lebanon, but the landscape (and other things!) changed a lot. It’s still very green, but no more flat farmlands. Instead, it’s rolling hills, hard wood forests, and rocky formations forming small cliffs by the side of the road. And, along with the hills, here comes the decrease in gas mileage -- 2 miles per gallon less when we are going up and down. Sigh. . .
Sorry to hear about the death of Thomas Kinkade. I wasn’t particularly fond of his paintings, but did enjoy seeing the Christmas movie about him last Christmas.
Today was cool and breezy, sunny in the morning, rained a while, then the sun came out again. Temperature has yet to go above 60 degrees. Of course, last week here in Lebanon it was in the 90s!
It’s going to seem strange to miss worship tomorrow, but I fear that is what will happen. There is an Episcopal Church in downtown Lebanon, but we don’t know where it is, and we don’t know what the parking situation would be like. We definitely don’t need to get stuck on a one-way street, needing to turn around in a narrow alley or back up to get out. I would pity anyone who thought they would tow a travel trailer to Memorial Episcopal Church in Bolton Hill, where I did my field work during seminary. They didn’t have a parking lot at all, and all the streets around the church were for residents only.
I’m hoping to convince Ron to take me back in this direction 75 miles on Monday to see the house where Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the “Little House” books. If it wasn’t Easter Day we would have been able to stop on the way down tomorrow but -- alas -- the only day of the year that they are closed is Easter! Anyone who feels the urge could email a plea on my behalf: firstname.lastname@example.org