Driving Pictures From Yesterday

We hit the road about 9 a.m. Prior to that, we had individual Bible time, exercise, and breakfast. Temple Baptist was extremely hospitable to our family, and we were greatly blessed for the couple of days we parked there.

On our way out, we stopped at two Flying Js. Why two? We filled up with diesel at the first one. However, we discovered it didn’t have an RV dump which we needed. No worries. The next one three miles down the interstate had one. So, we went there. A side benefit was we found postcards at the second one when the first one didn’t have any. We write postcards each week and send them back to our friends at the nursing home, along with a few other friends and relatives.

For quite a few hours, we wound along curvy, interstate roads past quaint towns, farmhouses, and scenic rivers. One thing I enjoyed was seeing the distinct signs of autumn, leaves changing colors across the hillsides.

Over the miles, we see some heart-warming things. Take, for example this situation. We had stopped briefly at a travel plaza, and we noticed in a truck next to us, what appeared to be a man in his 50’s, accompanied by an elderly woman perhaps in her late seventies or eighties. They got out of the truck and walked hand-in-hand toward the plaza. It appeared that this man had brought his mom trucking with him. How sweet!

Later in the afternoon, when the road had straightened out, we caught up with a rain system. We also hit an hour slow-down on I-470.

We needed to stop by a few stores to restock our food supply. Right before we got to Costco, a car pulled across in front of us on the interstate (from the left lane beside us to the stalled exit ramp to our right) and practically stopped, giving us the closest situation we’ve ever had to an accident. If Dad hadn’t put on his brake retarder earlier, we wouldn’t have had a chance of stopping. As it was, Dad hit the brakes as hard as he could. With tires squealing while we slid on the wet pavement, and the Lord’s hand upon us, we narrowly missed hitting the car. We praise the Lord for His protection!

We pulled into the parking lot of the location for this weekend’s conference about 9:15 last night. We are greatly anticipating the Lord Jesus doing a work this weekend and looking forward to meeting new families.

Serving the King of kings,
Sarah

When we stopped at a Flying J, Mary processed bananas. We buy bunches, let them get ripe, and then freeze them to go in our smoothies.

We went through two tunnels.

Charleston, the capitol of West Virginia.

I was sitting in the co-pilot seat (aka Mom’s) for awhile and had my camera out.

Anna made us delicious cheesy potato soup in the crockpot.

“Because thou hast been my help,
therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.”
Psalms 63:7 

13 thoughts on “Driving Pictures From Yesterday”

  1. Thanks for sharing the pictures Sarah! Anna’s soup looked delicious.:)
    Hoping you all continue to have safe and happy travels!

  2. We were glad to hear how the Lord’s protective hand was on you in what could have been an accident. From the pictures everything seems to still be very green – are you seeing much color change yet? Our family is continuing to pray for your conferences and travel safety. We have given thanks for all we have seen in the updates so far. We are believing the rest of the trip will also be productive for the Lord, and a continued blessing for your family.
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    We are just beginning to see the leaves changing. We love this time of year. Thank you for your prayers.

  3. Wow! You came through my town yesterday, Charleston, WV. Would love to attend one of your conferences some time. You were actually in a town a few weeks ago that we lived in for 7 years, Tupelo, Ms. Love it! Lord Bless your travels!

  4. Praise God for answering our prayers specifically! We have been faithfully praying for safe driving for you among other things. God is SO good and we are so thankful for your safety.
    The C Family
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    Thank you!

  5. Praise the Lord for His protection! So glad all of you are safe. My children and I are enjoying the comments and pictures of your travels. My daughters and I were able to attend one of your conferences in Omaha last year (or was it the year before? Time sure flies!). I hope we attend another one some day.

  6. Sounds like an exciting day! I was just wondering if you could post the cheesy potato soup recipe. Crock pot dishes are so handy and I am looking to add a few mor to my collection.
    Thank you and God bless!
    Melissa

  7. I wanted the recipe you were using. Could you direct me to the post?
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    We’ll see about a post some morning when we make them.

  8. Is the crock pot cheesy potato soup recipe posted somewhere? I would like to have it, please.
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    Not now sorry, but hopefully later.

  9. Ok… I saw the picture of the bananas for smoothies and now I really want to know which kinds of smoothies you like to make! I have 2 morning smoothies that I really like:

    Pumpkin: 1/2 can pumpkin
    Van. yogurt
    bananas
    spices- cinnamon, allspice, etc

    Chocolate peanut butter:

    Choc. baking powder
    peanut butter
    van yogurt
    bananas
    milk

    I would love it if you could post on making large family smooties and how you save money doing it. It seems like the yogurt can get expensive, but I probably need to really price out what it is costing per serving. I prefer to feed my family smoothies in paper cups ( Costco) for faster clean-up. For some reason, the smoothies seem like a fast, decent breakfast for a larger family, but I am not sure how economical they are.
    Blessings,
    Lisa
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    There was an earlier post on how Anna makes us yogurt. That cuts the cost down a lot.

  10. Ha ha!! We do the same thing too, using old Bananas for smoothies! My younger brother managed to invent a kind of banana smoothie that actually tasted good, in spite of containing olive oil and salt inside!

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