[Ken 05/08/2018] We need to be at our first assignment of 2018 in two weeks -- but it requires a journey of more than 2500 miles! It's a Long road trip, for sure, especially with a few scheduled stops along the way. But we are sooooooo excited to be [re]starting our SOWER Ministry -- this year, we begin our service at New Hope Christian School near Grants Pass, Oregon.
Enroute from Base Camp in Texas we will cross water, desert, canyon, and mountain. There will be prairie, forest, and big sky sunsets. We are going to experience rain, heat, hail, and [prolly] even some snow. We will encounter new places, new cultures, and make new friends. I love the variety of blessings that our Creator has prepared for us, for it is all packaged in Generous adventure!!!
Our intended route into the Pacific Northwest
Leaving Base Camp -- Crossing beautiful Lake Livingston on our way out of town.
While Faith was in the shop, we took time to explore the iconic San Antonio Riverwalk and a couple of the local missions, including the Alamo. We had been there before, but this time it was so much more peaceful (our last visit was during the busy Christmas season in 2015). And this walking tour would be the first time we had taken Gadgette away from her familiar-smelling doggie-walk loop at Base Camp. Let's just say that we ended up carrying her much of the time; we definitely need a little more practice walking on paths and sidewalks.
But there is good news! We found out that Gadgette likes ice cream cones and, at that stop, Ken was able to repair and reset the satellite dish. After a dozen or so "magic keystrokes" and an extended double-thumb-push on the dish control panel, it perked back-to-life. Disaster averted! Quick, let's see if we can find a re-run of NCIS so we can test it!