Plains of Texas
Greetings from the Cherokee El Reno West KOA Kampground in Calumet, Oklahoma. We finally left Albuquerque, NM this morning at 7:00 am (Mountain Time), and arrived here at 5:30 pm, (Central Time). The drive was thankfully uneventful. We passed through some wide open spaces of what seems like nothingness! Although coming from the dry desert land of Phoenix, Arizona, I am much aware that there is life in every area of this vast and glorious earth of our Creator. Today we climbed the mountainous hills of Albuquerque, to the high-plains of eastern New Mexico, to the great plains of the panhandle of Texas, to the flat plains, red dirt, with lots of grazing land with cattle in western Oklahoma. As we traveled Jim and I would wonder what it would be like to live in these areas. We passed some beautiful farms, and quaint little houses. We thought about how they live simply yet totally dependent upon the weather. We realized how grateful we are for their commitment and dedication to continue to furnish the food for our tables. We are also thankful for the friendly and helpful service we have received while on the road and off the road in the stores, restaurants, repair shops, and KOA Kampgrounds. Everyone has been extremely courteous. Our country may be going through some tough times, but the majority of people are truly committed to making our glorious country the best.
As we travel this wonderful country of ours, I pray that Jim and I will continue to listen to the subtle and not so subtle ways the Lord warns us when there is trouble ahead, or we need to stop for a rest, or whatever His voice is telling us. May we always know His voice from any other voice that may be directing us to go astray.
I am thankful that when the RV broke down it was near a large city so we were able to get the repairs we needed on the RV. I am thankful that while we were in Albuquerque for 3 days we were able to see some old friends that only lived a mile from where we were staying.
This brings me to all you reading this post. We are truly thankful for your encouraging words and prayers. I wish I could visit you all on the trip, and even visit your blogs more often, but time does not allow. Although, if some of you are on our travel path, let us know, we may be able to meet. I know we are planning on meeting a couple of you already! God bless you all.
Until tomorrow, may God continue to bless you and your families.
PS - For those of you who are following us on the map, we hope to be in Stanton, MO tomorrow evening.
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