Wifi connections have been few and far between. Cell phone service has also been spotty or "out of service area", so this is my first chance to send a blog from the library in Delta Junction, AK.
Driving through New Mexico I had my first flat tire. In Arizona, another tire blew out. After replacing 4 tires, I continued on to Prunedale, CA to be with my cousin Diane who had major surgery. She is pictured with her son, Toby. Today she is recovering well. Continue to pray for her.
I must leave this picture large and brag on my youngest son, Chris, and his three year old son, "baby" Chris. Isn't he cute? Looks like his daddy.
However I was pleased to find a site at the Desert View campground on the Eastern ridge. I woke at 4 a.m. and drove to the Watchtower to photograph the rising sun over the canyon.
The awesome view of the black starry night fading and the distant cliffs glowing with pinks and purple, never fail to inspire me to praise the Lord for His handiwork.
I met with Lynne and Dale Martin from North Carolina and Lynne's brother, Dave, and his wife, Betsy. I caravaned with the Martins to Alaska. Mesa Verde was an inspirational meeting place. We hiked a mile and a half trail, climbing over 1,000 feet to an overview of the mesa.
We also hiked to the Spruce Tree House pueblo.
I have too many photos of Canada and the Yukon, but only included this one of the RV and the Rocky Mountains.
We continued on the camp in Delta Junction, AK to begin preparing for summer camp.
Returning to Tok, AK, we were greeted by the Dials who are missionaries preparing the Mission Resource Training Center. However before the showers and bathrooms were complete we hosted a team of basketball players who held basketball camps in four of the Native Villages.
Here I am using a power saw to cut out plywood letters. Some of the young people painted the letters for me.
The Dials say "Thank you" to all of you who sent coats for them to share with the Native Alaskans in outlying bush villages.
We are now back at Camp Baldwin in Delta. The water lines are operating. Although this morning at 30 degrees, the water was slow. We will be traveling to Fairbanks on Friday to make our first huge grocery purchase at Sams and a trip to Walmart.
I hope that I won't get this far behind again!!!