Road trip! part 1

I flew out of cold Florida on Tuesday and arrived in an even colder Indiana – and was greeted by the effects of Hurricane Sandy – slightly amusing that the Floridian went north to experience the hurricane. I got off the plane, and my “ride” was to drive a 15 passenger van to the MATS office in Richmond. Guess I’m glad for learning to drive in a van, but I think this was my first experience driving a 15 passenger!

After a test drive I went and checked buttons and doors and looked around (I have no idea what I was looking for under the hood but I looked!). But in doing these checks I discovered the gas door didn’t have a latch so they went to fix it – God’s Providence! They discovered a vibration as they drove and found a sheered axle clip. (it has something to do with the wheels right? πŸ˜‰ ) That was an overnight fix and when I got the car back I couldn’t open the gas door at all. So some messing around and it was all set. I have a car! What a blessing, and I love the extra’s God has given me although the cold weather limits the use of the moon roof.

So I’ve now been able to drive around and visit friends. I got to see this lovely couple first and catch up. Adopted family is great! I missed them and had fun catching up and laughing.

Sorry for the crummy quality, I’m using my phone since my camera died.

Then it was off north (umm…most direct path to Florida is south you say? :-)) through Amish country to visit Kendra. I haven’t seen her since we worked in Peru together and it’s been way too long! But I got to meet her husband and also share about language and missions in her school. (Realized too that I probably would not want to be a teacher full-time πŸ™‚ )

Kendra and I also had fun people watching at the coffee shop. Auburn, IN does trick-or-treating where the town plaza played halloween music…I thought I was going crazy at first since it was playing on top of my own! But this kid made the “Best Costume” award:

Popcorn Baby!

I finally headed south on Thursday and got to visit with longtime friends-almost family. I hadn’t seen them since before kids and there are now three….I need to find a way to visit more often. It was fun because the boy couldn’t remember my name but decided to call me Lindsey, which is my sister’s name – whom he has never met!

I also got a surprise encounter with a dear friend from Peru. Facebook let me know she was in the same state (normally we’re in California and Florida) and nearby so we met up for lunch. I haven’t seen her in a long time but she was one of the brave souls that made it up to where I lived in Peru – twice!

I’m still in Ohio but haven’t taken a picture of the friends I’m staying with so those stories will have to wait….something about a scare by a “possessed doll” πŸ™‚

About Traveling Mosaic

I'm on a journey in this world, hence the "Traveling" part of the name. My life is also made up of pieces that, when the Master completes it, will be a beautiful Masterpiece, hence "Mosaic."
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One Response to Road trip! part 1

  1. bodhi68777 says:

    Nice ride! πŸ˜‰

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