The days leading up to our leaving were full of emotion; excitement, sadness, anticipation, happiness. First it was Pat's retirement luncheon at work on Tuesday. A small reception on Friday where all the kids came in. Saturday was spent loading the last of the supplies in the RV in 107 degree weather.
Sunday June 30, 2013 Fr. Don gave us a 40th anniversary blessing. Nicole and Jason and Renee' and Will were with us at this very special occasion. We had a quick breakfast, loaded the bikes on the car, did the last minute checks on the RV and left Lago about 11:30. Sunday was our longest day, we got in to Amarillo around 10 exhausted and ready for bed.
I have to say that each day brings adventures and challenges, constantly presenting opportunities to make adjustments to "the plan". Sunday early in the trip the cover to the steps stopped working and we have been climbing in and out with about a 4 foot drop ever since. Today we saw an ominous cloud and pulled over just in time for a rain storm including pea size hail. And as we pulled into Cheyenne Mountain State Park tonight we
failed to follow our hard fast rule I "always" get out to spot pulling into a campsite and we hit a boulder.
Although we have had these slight challenges we see the steps as an opportunity to get some exercise and to congratulate ourselves on how flexible we are. A rest area came up just as the storm approached. The reminder for me to spot while pulling into a campsite came early in the trip. God is good He sent us a rainbow just as we pulled in tonight, the view is gorgeous and the weather is cool.
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