Welcome Back!

I apologize for the long wait, but we are finally back on the road!  What have we been up to?  Where are we headed?  Check it out…

After taking this video, we walked back to our truck to have lunch and continue farther in to the park.  I opened the truck door to the back seat, and lo and behold, what did I find?  Nothing!  I left the cooler with our delicious lunch back at our rv.  Amateur!  So, we had to head back to the rv instead; which turned out to be a great move, since we ran across this…

I can honestly admit that it has been a little harder getting back on the road than we thought it would be.   A few of the factors that are making this trip a little different…

  • It has been very rainy, and we are staying in wooded campgrounds.  This equates to lots of mud and humidity in the rv that we are not used to, which also means bugs.  Aaarggh!
  • Is it me?  Or is this rv shrinking?  We are definitely going to need some time to get use to the “closeness” again.  Chris and I are both bumping in to everything, and his poor noggin has taken quite the beating already!  Winter clothing takes up a lot more space, and we are lamenting the easy tank-top, shorts and flip-flop weather we had grown so accustomed to out West over the summer.
  • It is dark by 5:30!  Yes, it gets dark at the same time whether you are at home or camping.  Strange that I was hoping for some sort of cosmic change that would allow us to go back to long days while camping…another lament.

As we readjust to living on the road in our “tiny” rv, we are reminded of God’s grace as we face challenges and change.  This morning over breakfast, we both admitted to each other that we had thanked God for this rain during our personal morning prayers.  We were both reminded that as much as it seems like an inconvenience to us, the rain is an integral part of sustaining life on this earth.  Despite our moments of grumpiness and irritability during our readjustment; God’s grace reminds us of the bigger picture of his perfect plan.  We have so much to be grateful for.

Coming up…I will be finishing the posts on Utah.  I realize going back in time makes it a little hard to follow; but there is just too much good stuff from Utah that we want to share, so please bear with me.

It’s good to be back, and I am glad you have rejoined us!

Deep Creek, Smoky Mountains, Tenn

 

 

1 comment on “Welcome Back!

  1. Oh, Jen! I feel for you with the bugs. I realize they are part of God’s greater plan, along with the mud & humidity, but yuck! Have fun & take care!

    Love,
    Aunt Lisa

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