Thursday, August 16, 2012


Ugh... woke up to a not-working-properly coffee maker. It's quite persnickety with the carafe's position... and if it's not right, it overflows in the filter cup. When I didn't hear it tinkling into the carafe, I jumped out of bed and corrected it... Whew....

There was sunshine coming thru the back window first thing this morning, but from there it's been hiding behind clouds. We had a good rainstorm come thru early this afternoon.

The Olympics and a desire not to gain weight on this adventure has us training for a 5k (or several) again. And today was a running day. So we took off mid-morning and ran thru this canopy. This photo was taken on a bike ride on a previous day. I LOVE running thru this! If we were "planners", we'd have planned to run a 5k in each state or something like that. Since we are 4 months and about 18 states into our adventure, guess that's not gonna happen!

We had scheduled a mobile RV guy to come and do a maintenance check on our fifth wheel today. He never showed up, nor called. So we aren't sure what to think about that...

We had some great conversation this evening at supper. Supper was a sausage (grilled by the hubs) and pesto penne, with green beans and beer bread baked this afternoon. We talked once again about the "purpose" of this whole trip/adventure. We don't want to waste a  year on ourselves (being selfish), nor do we want to not be aware and intentional of this year of simplicity and travel to what God is changing or doing in our lives. Hubs feels "guilty" for not serving somewhere... I'm trying to figure out the purpose of my life during this year. I've read where other travelers say that the time spent traveling changed them. I'm looking for change, but maybe I just need to be and realize the change later?

I know that I'm on a path to authenticity... being the true me that God made me to be, but at the same time I don't want this year to be spent just on me.

1 comment:

  1. I can't answer your questions, but I can tell you that it's very true that travel changes you. We've hosted several exchange students, and they all went home with different life plans than what they came with. Plus, I can tell you from personal experience that we were not the same people when we came home from our time overseas. The more you see of the world, the more there is to question.


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