Harp and Story

Travel Journal 2018 A Long Road!

We left California the 22nd of July after presenting Harp and Story for the Sunday morning service at one of the Baptist churches in Paradise. Such a welcoming group of people — we had a great time with them!

Gene and Linda LeSage were so very kind letting us park our 5th wheel in their side yard while we recorded 2 harp CD’s and also the following week while we went around CA visiting family and friends. Each day was packed to the brim with activity! When we left the LeSage’s side yard evidently our TV antenna got caught in some branches and at some point totally disconnected and was left behind.

At a rest area on Hwy 70, somewhere after the Feather River canyon and before Hwy 395 heading into Reno, we noticed wires dangling off the side of our trailer roof.

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We, meaning Steve, did an emergency repair during a threatening thunder storm and finished with a more permanent repair later that evening while dry camped at the Fernley Walmart.

We spent our second night dry camping in Rock Springs, Wyoming and then stayed at a campground in North Platte, Nebraska for night number 3.

It was a long drive 2,207 miles, from Paradise, CA to Holland, Michigan. And we even arrived the evening before our expected arrival day!

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Indiana Welcome Center — stopped here after driving I 80 through Chicago!

We had made reservations at a campground close to where we will be attending Thrive Training in the 19 relational brain skills, but the campground was not as it had been advertised so we canceled that reservation after finding a sweet little camp about 15 miles down the road. Chapel in the Pines is a non-denominational campground that started out as a church then expanded into camping places where people could come and spend weekends or longer and enjoy Friday and Saturday night Gospel music concerts and food and preaching and during the week at 9:00 a.m. coffee and fellowship in the screened room. The lady who owns and operates the campground is 84, her husband is 92 (he is now in a nursing home) and she says they have spent 51 years building up this place. There is such a sweet spirit of fellowship here. Most of the campers are local, one man we met says he only lives 5 miles down the road, but he keeps his RV here permanently and comes up every weekend just to enjoy the quietness and serenity of the place. WY 2

For years Steve and I have thought and talked about what we call a Sukkot campus — very similar to what is here at Chapel in the Pines — a campground with a common building where people could come for relaxation and fellowship; Shabbats and  Feast days  and various other events.

Anyway, enough until next time!

Blessings!!

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