Nancy and I just completed a 9-week, 9,000-mile journey through 23 states in the US. It was a marathon, and we showed our power point dozens of times in many different settings in homes and churches. It wasn't all business, though, and I want to put some of my favorite photos up on my blog.
The first part of our trip was taking our kids back to college, especially Suzanne, who is beginning her freshman year. Here's a photo of Nancy and Suzanne together at Cedarville University.
After we left Cedarville we visited many beautiful spots in this beautiful land. First, however, I want to show you a shot many people would not expect. This is near Toledo, OH. It's the Islamic Center of America.
Later on, we spent a memorable, sunny day at Indiana Dunes on the southern shores of Lake Michigan.
Afterwards, we visited Chicago and saw the "Bean." Your reflection is all distorted in the "bean."
We then traveled through the Midwest from top to bottom (Minnesota to Texas) in a week. We did get to spend two nights in the Ozark Mts in Arkansas, and we saw the Pea Ridge battlefield, one of the major US Civil War battle sites.
We also spent two nights with my look-a-like brother in Oklahoma.
After a week in Texas with relatives, friends, and supporters, we moved on to Sebring, FL and the SIM Retirement Village, where Nancy's parents live. This became our home away from home away from home for two weeks.
Finally, we moved on to Charlotte, NC, SIM headquarters, for debriefing interviews and a week-long retreat. During the retreat, we spent two days relaxing and seeking God at this lake-front property.
Finally, we returned home to PA via the mountains of Virginia, which were putting on a display of their finery.
When we got back, we had a big surprise. It snowed for one entire day. Here's what it looked like outside our window. Brrr!!
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