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Apr 13, 2011 - Home for a while...

We arrived home safe. Thank you Lord. Of course the next day "it" decided to snow 3 to 4 inches... seems to be the case when we return, inclement weather prevails and we are given credit for the process. The house, then vacant is now home occupied. Barb and I settled in for a three week time before we travel to Jennifer's graduation from Teen Challenge. It was good to be back in the open spaces of a larger abode. Barb and I get along well in the confined spaces of the RV but you appreciate the vastness of a room that holds more than one...

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Jan 4, 2011 - That's Bad, No - That's Good ! ?

Sometimes the best plans that you make are NOT what is going to happen... We had plans (good) and our plans got changed (bad?) and then we thought of other alternatives (good) and figured that would work (better). OK here is what happened... we are still in Kittredge 36 hours behind our planned (bad?) schedule; but it is all good. Good and frustrating in the short run and GREAT in the long run. We were planing on getting on the road about 11 a.m. in Monday (this is Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.) but circumstance prevented our traveling. Because of a...

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Jan 2, 2011 - Loading & Warming the RV

Loading the RV never changes, in 15 years of doing this process sometimes twice a year (Fall and in the Winter) the procedure never seems to deviate from what you have to and need to do. There are certain items you won't, can not, better not, forget "can't live without" items and Barb has this process down to a science. We fill crates, shopping bags, pack computers, we carry 4 computers. Well "we" meaning me carry 3 Barb seems to get along with just one... don't know how she does it, I do know she takes a blind eye to my over zealous need...

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Dec 30, 2010 - Snow, and more snow....

Sometimes, the best plans are accented with snow. This "winter" in Colorado has been one of snow on the Western Slope, where it belongs - to the ski areas, not here on the ground in our front yard and surrounding our RV... Well, that is what it is and that is the way it is. Each journey, according to some astute someone... says it starts with but one step, in our case that will be about 7 inches of snow... Does this mean we will wait, probably not... does this mean we will falter at the responsibilities of getting on the road, NO WAY. What...

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Aug 2, 2009 - Home, Safely Home

Home, safely, over 2,700 miles of travel. God gave us safety and memories to remember for many years. I asked Barb some "what was your favorite" questions. Here are some of the answers... Meal... Pizza in Spokane Activity ... Riding in brother's boat Driver... ME! Scenery... Everything, God makes NO junk! We are home, we are "settled" in we are serving our favorite, our Lord.

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Jul 16, 2009 - Late Night in Evergreen

Well today is tomorrow! How the day gets away from you is not a mystery, the mystery is how NOT to have that happen! It seems as you prepare to travel the scheduled tasks and appointments are like conflicting solar systems, they crash into each other, create a black hole and you fall in! Happens every time, but this time add roofers and other contractors needing direction and the scheduling implodes on itself. Today has turned into tomorrow as it is past midnight and we travel in less then 12 hours and there is still a lot to do! That is...

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Jul 7, 2009 - Starting Out...

It has been said (by me) that packing is such sweet sorrow. This box here that one there, to everything there is a place, you just have to find it and then remember where you put it and - the real - question and statement, why, oh, why you brought it along! Friday is the packing day, and we are off on our mini-mission trip. We hope to bring a few campgrounds into awareness of Christian Resort Ministries and to visit, along with family, a few Chaplains along the way. Our first stop is in Estes Park, where we lived, worked and worshiped for...

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Apr 10, 2009 - Home, safe - blessed

Journeys begin with a single step, or - in our case - the turning of the ignition key.Today, another journey ends with my best friend and wife - Barbara. The travel log book records the final entry, the odometer reading, time and place. We turn off the RV, sit for a moment, we have driven over 800 miles today to make it home. Not because we wanted to drive the miles, but because we decided to have time to unload and settle in to our home. It is quiet just sitting for a few minutes to reflect about the four-thousand miles we have traveled in...

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Feb 1, 2009 - Checking twice - traveling once

Timing is everything, and forgetting nothing on a 5,000 mile plus trip is very important. This is Superbowl Sunday,and we invested part of the day getting the RV ready, checking for forgotten items, doing all the chores that are needed for a trip such as this. What will the mission trip bring? Starting tomorrow, we will see...

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Jan 27, 2009 - On the Road Preperations

Getting ready to travel is a challenge, especially in the winter months of Colorado. You really can't load a lot of liquid stuff until you are ready for heat and travel. So the process becomes one of gathering, planning and looking for what you have to gather that you forgot to plan to take. Snow here, cold here (1 above last night). We are ready to travel, but first family! Today, our oldest granddaughter gave birth to a wonderful, beautiful and (well you fill in the blanks...) baby boy at 12:12 a.m. All parts are there, he is 7lb 3oz and...

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Jul 16, 2008 - Home, for a While... ...

July 16, 2008 – Home, for a while… We have arrived home safely, and with the plethora memories to share with anyone who wants to listen. Years ago a friend talked to me about the “gee-whiz facts”, I like the slogan and even more the opportunity to breakdown our trip to numbers and things… so here goes, my closing thoughts after all the gee-whiz stuff… We were on the road for 39 nights and 40 days. We drove 5,000 miles, including the RV and the car in touring and travel. The average cost for our night’s stay in a campground was $36.72. The...

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