Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Friday, October 4, 2019

The Lewis Edition: July Trip, Part 3

 In Michigan's Upper Penninsula!

We visited a lighthouse along Little Bay de Noc ...

... and enjoyed walking around and admiring the unusual flowers!

We attended an awesome piano concert in Escanaba
put together by one of Russell's former colleagues. 

Our first time ever to get to sit together at a concert ...
usually I'm in the audience while Russell is on stage!
Very special time!!

Lovely sunset!

Lake Michigan

So blue!

We spent a night at a Recreational Area along Lake Michigan.

View of the famous Mackinaw Bridge as we traveled Hwy. 2

We spent 2 nights at a campground near Sault St. Marie
and enjoyed meeting our "neighbor," and now friend, 😃
 Jan, who was parked next to us.

Watching the freighter, Presque Isle, pass through the locks

The UP is stunningly beautiful, everywhere you look!

Russell took me on a very special outing on my birthday:

We visited Taquamenon Falls!

The Lower Falls

 I love how the beauty of God's creation is preserved here,
with simple boardwalks to give access to the wonders of the falls
while still keeping the area very much in its natural setting.

Swimming is allowed!

The Upper Falls

Even at this distance, the roar of the falls was quite loud!

 Crossing the Mackinaw Bridge is always exciting!

We had an enjoyable time visiting Russell's cousin in Lawton, MI,
then spending a week in Ohio with his brother and sister-in-law.
After a night along the way and a couple nights in Tennessee,
the two of us and Daisy were back to home sweet home!

We were gone an entire month,
drove close to 4,000 miles pulling a trailer,
visited 10 states,
and had the best time in the world!

We both agree that this was our best trip to date ...
 we love traveling with the trailer!

Interesting wildlife sightings:
  • Sandhill Cranes
  • Triplet fawns
  • American Redstart
  • Chipmunks!
  • Wild turkeys

The Lewis Edition: July Trip, Part 2

First campground experience, just inside Kentucky.

We turned around when we arrived, and David and Rachel were behind us!
They had seen us getting off the interstate near Nashville as they were getting on,
and turned around and followed us a mile or so to the campground!
So neat, the timing the Lord worked out!!

After a couple nights and a wonderful visit with Russell's sister, Beth,
we drove to Springfield, Illinois, to visit friends of Russell's.

Vic and Bev are such a neat Christian couple!
Our visit with them was one of the high points of our trip.
They are so kind and hospitable; it was wonderful to fellowship with them.
(I do have a picture, but I promised Bev I wouldn't post it!😉)

Our next stop was a campground near Moline, Illinois.

Sunset Lake

 We took a walk along the lake and saw
bullfrogs as big as my hand!!

The following day we drove into Moline to visit the John Deere Museum.
I had always thought how fun it would be to visit this museum some day,
and it meant a lot to me that Russell made it happen. ❤

It is a great museum, full of history of the Deere family
and John Deere machinery through the years, with all kinds of
equipment and simulators to explore and an awesome gift shop!

I got to visit both Iowa and Wisconsin for the first time on this trip!
I loved the miles and miles of hilly corn fields, white farm houses,
red barns and dairy cows ... just lovely!

The Mississippi River ... in Iowa!

Another very special thing was getting to visit my dear friend,
Mrs. White, and introduce her to Russell!

It was wonderful, wonderful to see her again
(and Mr. White, for a few minutes!).


Going on from there, we spent three nights
at a lovely campground along Green Bay.

Our spot, far down on the left!

We had such a nice stay here!


Morning Bible study + coffee in the trailer = so cozy!

A couple photos from a walk I took one morning

Relaxing to the sound of the waves
"The day is dying in the west,
 Heav'n is touching earth with rest;

Wait and worship while the night
Sets the evening lamps alight
Thru all the sky.

                                                   Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts!
                                                   Heav'n and earth are full of Thee!
                                                   Heaven and earth are praising Thee,
                                                   O Lord Most High!"