Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Photo Journal: Our Furlough...So Far

It's really hard to know where to start posting today. So much has happened in the past month that I haven't mentioned. In fact, I still have some things to share that happened back in May. I'm so behind!!! Oh, well. I guess this post will be a "Highlights of the Past 2 Weeks" photo showcase with a few explanations. Enjoy!!!

Traveling to the States was pretty un-eventful...and hot.

We left home early Monday morning and drove pretty much straight through...stopping in Navajoa to see about a tetanus shot for Jessee and in Obregon to actually get one.

Late evening found us at our traditional first stop in Arizona...McD's.

The van ran great until we got north of Nogales (into the land of expensive car repair). Then we began to over-heat. Could have been related to the 2 hours we sat in line at the border...who knows. Anyway, Doug took off the cap (the one you're not supposed to take off until the engine's cool!) to cool down the engine and then we added a bunch of water and headed to the bus depot to drop off our friend Stephen.

Stephen was with us for a couple of weeks in Mexico. What a great guy!!! You'll see bunches of pics with him in them as I post more about the mission teams and construction we've had at our house. We were sad to see him head back to Oregon, but hopefully we'll see him again soon. [Stay in touch, Stephen!!! ;^) ]

Car shots:

Doug and his cool shades.  Thanks, Jesse!!! ;^)

We stayed at a motel in Tucson our first night. It's one of our favorite stops, because they have a really great waffle maker as part of their continental breakfast. I really want one of those!!!!

Tuesday, we were on our way to Williams, Arizona. What a drive! It wasn't really that far (only about 8 hours) but Phoenix was HOT and the van continued to be persnickity. With our tires being as they are and the added weight of the trailer, we had to travel pretty slowly. But the scenery was AMAZING!!! I took a ton of photos, but I'll just include one here.America the Beautiful

Tuesday evening we arrived in beautiful (and cool) Williams, Arizona. If you've never been there, you really need to go! When we pulled into town, Sarah said, "It reminds me of that old Route 66!" (Remember the movie "Cars"? That's because it is old Route 66 and they've done a great job of preserving the historic feel of the town.

Mom and Dad had car trouble, too, so they were delayed getting to Williams. We headed to Whitehorse Lake campground to set up our home away from home...more about camping in the next post.

1 comment:

Candice said...

Hi Rebecca!

Thanks for your comments. It looks like you guys had a nice trip. I love seeing pictures! I'm glad you post so many. How are you? I miss you too! Hopefully the Lord will cross our paths again someday. It would be wonderful to come and visit you guys in Mexico...not sure when that might be. Okay, well I'll talk to you later! Love you!