• Adventures

    A Minnesota Story

    Day 18 of our virtual road trip takes us northeast from Nebraska to Minnesota. The first time I visited Minnesota was on our road trip vacation in 2007. My favorite stop of the day was in Walnut Grove, the setting of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s On the Banks of Plum Creek. I think that’s a total of four “Little House” locales I’ve…

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    A Nebraska Story

    Day 17 of our virtual road trip takes us north from Kansas to Nebraska. I haven’t spent a lot of time in Nebraska, though I’ve been through it several times. This picture was taken on one of our road trips, in either Iowa or Nebraska, I’m not sure which. And that’s kinda how Nebraska is– the scenery just sort of blends…

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    A Kansas Story

    Day 16 of our virtual road trip takes us west from Missouri to Kansas. I moved to Eldorado, Kansas in 1985 as a young bride. Lyle and I lived there for a total of 11.5 years, moving to Idaho in 1998. (We lived in California for about 15 months in the late 1980s.) For some reason, I had a hard time…

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    A Missouri Story

    Day 15 of our virtual road trip takes us southwest from Indiana to Missouri. My parents moved from Ohio to West Plains, Missouri when I was in college. Well, actually they didn’t move to West Plains–that was just their mailing address. They lived in the country outside of West Plains. They bought some property with a half-finished house on it, and…

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    A Michigan Story

    Day 13 of our virtual road trip takes us west from New York to Michigan. We lived in Lansing, Michigan from 1969-1972. In the spring of 1970 the congregation Dad pastored bought a church building that had an apartment in the back of it. And so our family moved in. I can’t visualize the apartment part of the building, but…

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    A New York Story

    Day 12 of our virtual road trip takes us northeast from Pennsylvania to New York. In 1991 when Lyle and I made a trip from Kansas to Pennsylvania we took one day to visit New York City. Here is my scrapbook and journal from that experience. May 29, 1991 We set out to see the Statue of Liberty today, leaving…

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    A Pennsylvania Story

    Day 11 of our virtual road trip takes us east from Ohio to Pennsylvania. In 1991 Lyle and I made a trip to Pennsylvania from Kansas. We stayed with my aunt and uncle in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and went on several sight-seeing excursions from there. Today I’ll be sharing portions of my journal and memorabilia from our visit to Philadelphia. May…

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    An Ohio Story

    Day 10 of our virtual road trip takes us north from Kentucky to Ohio. We lived in Lima, Ohio during my high school years. One of my memories from those years is the time my 95-year-old great-grandmother visited us. Granny lived in Eldorado, Oklahoma. (She was the 1918 “Mama” in the story I told about Oklahoma.) Mother had invited her to come…

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    A Kentucky Story

    Day 9 of our virtual road trip takes us north from Tennessee to Kentucky. The main thing I remember about Kentucky is going to church camp in Wilmore every fours years from 1976 – 1988. The small denomination we were a part of had a “general camp” every quadrennial (seriously, that’s what they called it!) at the Holiness campground that was connected with…

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    A Tennessee Story

    Day 8 of our virtual road trip takes us northeast from Georgia to Tennessee. My family lived in a suburb of Nashville for about 6 months when I was 6 years old. Since we were there such a short time and I was so young, my memories are pretty vague. I remember playing with the neighbor kids on our swing set……