Here are the two vans in which we pretty much just spent the last couple of days. It is a long way from Iowa to Collegeville, Pennsylvania!
The van I was in left a day early and took a southern route so we could go to the Creation Museum. Part way into the trip, my dad remembered that we were supposed to pick up boxes of Bright Lights sets from our printer in Indiana to take to the conferences. So the girls found all kinds of interesting uses for the unexpected boxes…slept against them, named them, used the tops of them for storing food and clothes…
And even for transporting a turtle… which we found in the middle of the road at the Creation Museum exit.
We had to let the turtle go, though, when we went into the Creation Museum, so it wouldn’t be in the hot van all day.
This is one of our family’s favorite quotes in the Creation Museum.
The museum is continuing to expand the petting zoo, and *personality* is something the animals don’t seem to lack! The animal on the left is an alpaca-llama cross. (Sort of like the “Zonkey” they own which is a zebra/donkey cross) Nice hair cut, huh? *smile*
I love Gomer’s expressions. Who’s going to ride me next?
Tada! (Go dad!)
Since half the group took a southern route to go to the Museum, we planned to meet up with the other van (and trailer) while driving through Pennsylvania on Sunday. We just weren’t expecting that the location of our rendezvous point would be on the side of the road with a flat trailer tire. But thanks to God’s provision, all was taken care of.
It added about 3 hours to the trip, but if a flat tire is the only thing that went wrong, I’d say we did pretty well. We arrived at the church at about 10pm.
And even after that LONG day in the van, Mary is still smiling!
And thank you to Melodie for taking most of the pictures in this post.
“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him…” Revelation 19:7