Traveling around America

During the last 3 months I have had a great time traveling around the US.  For more than 5 weeks I drove from Wichita Falls to many points east and then back to Texas.  And, while it was a grueling time of sleeping out of a suitcase for 5 weeks, I enjoyed it.

I took the trip partly to see some areas of country in the Fall and to see some leaves changing color.  Unfortunately, I was probably a couple of weeks early as most of the trees had not started changing color.

Along the way, I got to meet some wonderful people and see some ministries that are really making a difference in their communities.  The one I was most impressed with was the Veteran’s Restoration Quarters in Asheville, NC.  This ministry purchased a motel and turned it into a place where homeless vets can get off the streets.  They provide job training, warm meals and support to the veteran.

I think one of the most beautiful drives is along I-40 on the NC/TN border.  The view of the Great Smoky Mountains is spectacular.  The only negative was I couldn’t find a safe place to pull over to take a picture so that view will have to stay a mental vision.

I have one last out of state trip planned for this weekend.   Then I will spend the month of December in Texas before heading back to Donetsk on January 2.   God has blessed me with some wonderful memories…