Long awaited lafayette

Trip Start Jun 04, 2010
Trip End Sep 08, 2010

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Started our Day at:5:30am Went with Donna this morning to drop Chelsea off at swim training.  went to breakfast then back to watch Chelsea and get a few pictures of this future Olympic swimmer.  Chelsea then left for a 5 day Swim Meet trip to Midland, TX so we said our good byes and wished her good luck at the meet.  She is hoping to break at least one of her records so she can go to sectionals and then eventually try out for the Olympic swim team. 
Then Donna took us to a few fabric stores looking for a specific green fabric so I can make a stole for Deacon Ken.  Why is Crayola green so hard to find????  Hopefully as we get closer to the holidays there may be more choices of green.  We did find a couple of purse patterns that will be fun to make.  On our return back to the house we did our laundry so all of our clothes will be clean for the final leg of the 1st section of our trip. Dave played with their Boxer, King who we will miss.
Finally the time had come to leave.  It was a wonderful stay and we really enjoyed our stop here with Donna and Alan.  Left around 7:30p.m. after dinner and drove about 3 1/2 hours before stopping in Lafayette, LA for the night.  Looking out to the Gulf of Mexico we did not see any evidence of the oil spill from BP.  As we left in the early evening it started getting dark so we no longer could even see the water after about an hour in a half.

Continuing on down the road we went over a bridge that for some unknown reason gave me a feeling of vertigo.  I have never felt that way before.  I didn't like it.  All I could do is stay behind a large vehicle and watch the center line.  As long as I didn’t look at the sky and clouds I was fine.  Strangest feeling I have ever had.
 We decided to stay on I-10 into Florida so we found a nice motel just off the freeway and will continue tomorrow.  I pray we don’t have any big bridges tomorrow.

God bless all the Olympians and keep the safe with a sense of fairness in their games.  Bless all the folks who have a fear of heights may God put them in his care when they are under stress.
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Donna Bilger on

Patti and Dave,
I enjoyed your visit so much. It made me realize how much I really miss you. Thank you so much for the card and the surprises inside. I wont spoil it just in case you have more to share. Have a safe journey.

bonnwl6 on

Looks like you really enjoyed your time with Donna and family. Continuing to pray for safe travels. Miss you both.

Deacon Ken and Corly on

Good morning campers! I am really enjoying the news of your travels and have kept you both in my daily prayers. Maggie also sends her love and wonders where her fetch buddies are. She went to the park yeasterday with Corky, Ashley and Nick. They brought her toy but she has no idea she can play outside the house. She just walked up to it, looked at it and walked away.
I pray our Lord continues to shower your travels with His blessings and lets you see the wonderful world He has created. Most of all the gifts he has placed in it that we call friends.
Tell Dave I was driving his truck the other day when some jar head pulled up beside me and yelled out Semper Fe. As we were in traffic I simply waved and said under my breath "Jar Head". Only a Marine would not be able to ID an Army Officer in plain clothes.
Stay well and most of all have fun. We miss you both both are so excited for you and the friends you are reconnecting with. God bless you and we look for your return with joyful anticipation.

Joe on

The ease of finding Crayola green would seem to depend on how big a box you bought. If you by the really big one, there must be a dozen different greens.

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