Sunday, August 8, 2010

We're here

Hey guys!! Thanks for keeping up with us on our blog! We do not have internet access in our apt yet, so bear with us on posting!!! We will post the last leg of our trip and our life now here in La Mirada, but not yet :o)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Final State!

Final State until CA - Albuquerque, NM to Flagstaff, AZ
(Hours: 5 hours, 4 min; Miles: 330 Miles; Total hours: 33 hours, Total Miles:2079)

Highway Rating:
Tennessee: 7 out of 10
Arkansas: 3.5 out of 10
Oklahoma: 2 out of 10
Texas: 9.5 out of 10
New Mexico: 7 out of 10
Arizona: 6.5 out of 10

We've made it to Arizona!! Yesterday's drive was a shorter one. This was great because it gave us a chance to get some r & r. We were going to go sight seeing but decided to get some grub and hang out in the hotel. Flagstaff is really pretty, though. It reminds me of Oregon because of all the pine trees ( I think they are pine, maybe I should ask my tree expert, Jrod Tuck :o) ). Very nice town. And it is really clean. We know we are getting closer because we saw a sign for Los Angeles!!! It said 492 miles away - not so far considering how much we've traveled :o). We had some excitement in yesterday's drive. We drove through a crazy storm that had hail mixed in with it and then we had a little bit of traffic coming through Flagstaff. But other than that, we have no other problems. It's been great :o). Below are some pics of the amazing state of New Mexico.

The storm we drove through was crazy. It was fine driving through it - no problems, but what made it crazy was that we could see where it began and where it ended. It was a huge storm and here are some of the pics:

Arizona was not as amazing on the landscape as New Mexico. But here are some pics so far:

Here's some of "Little T"

Thursday, August 5, 2010

In case you haven't noticed, we have had a little buddy traveling with us. We call him "Little T."
He's had fun hanging out with us. He's pretty photogenic and crazy, too!! Here's what he's been up to:

He's kept us safe.

Rested up...

Had some Chick-Fil-A

Hung out in OK

Saw a real dino bone

And is now getting ready to head out to AZ!!!

Getting Closer!!!

Getting closer – Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico

(Hours: 8 hours, 24 min; Miles: 530 miles; Total Hours: 28 hours; Total Miles: 1749 miles)

Highway Rating:

North Carolina – 4 out of 10

Tennessee – 7 out of 10

Arkansas – 3.5 out of 10

Oklahoma – 2 out of 10

Texas – 9.5 out of 10

New Mexico – 7 out of 10

“1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, 5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat. “

- Psalm 19: 1- 6

All of Psalm 104

OK… can I just say that I have been SO humbled by God’s majesty??!!! Yesterday we drove through the rest of Oklahoma and then into Texas. After Texas, we made our way into New Mexico. And I can just say that all of these pictures that will be coming up do not even begin to reveal the awesomeness of God’s mighty and glorious creative power.

I thought Texas was truly beautiful, but when we came into New Mexico, I was so in awe. Yesterday’s drive was definitely not boring!

Texas was open road, flat, green land, and the sky felt so close that you could touch it. The clouds were amazing! You could see the shadows of the clouds on the ground and they would all lump together and then break apart. It was really neat. Oh yeah, and the cross below is supposed to be the “biggest cross in the southern hemisphere!” And it was REALLY hot. I don’t think as hot as OK (115!!!), but it was hot enough that Chad’s arm got sunburnt :o).

I don’t think I have words to describe New Mexico’s beauty!! So I think I will just post the pics:

We want to say thank you to everyone who has/and is praying for us!!! Our trip has been very smooth. Infact, when as we were driving through New Mexico, there were storms to our left and to our right, but we never had to drive through any!!! God is good and thank you for being so faithful!!

Next Point: Flagstaff, AZ