If you give up your life - or any part of it - for the sake of Christ, He always finds ways to give it back to you.

"...I have come that they might have life, and that they have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Silver Lining

“All things work together for good for those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

The Lord looks after us, even in the material things, if we seek Him and His Righteousness first in Spiritual things.

I think I’ll call her “Silver Lining.”

My "new" 2006 Roadtrek 210
September 28, 2010, getting ready for my "walk-through" at Ronnie Bock's RV in Kerrville, TX.

Inside, looking back. (This was taken after I got back to the campground and put away my stuff)
Looking front
Kelley, showing me where the propane turns on.
To open one of the back doors, you must first lower the spare tire. I insisted on doing it myself. It's pretty heavy...think I strained my back 'cause I've been hobbling since.
Showing me the electric, water and cable connections.
A valve & fitting was missing from the end of the macerator hose (being shipped overnight), but back at the campground we were able to fill the black tank with water and test it out. First you unwind the hose.
Don't forget to take off the end cap like I did, lol.
Put the hose down the sewer. (Will use the fitting when I have one)

And push the silver button located in the door post. Voila! Very Easy!
Went out to dinner at Denny's with all my support staff to celebrate: L to R, Carole, Karen, Sharon, not shown, Nancy (Birdie).

See you down the road!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Louisiana Purchase State Park, AR

This is one of those red square/point of interest spots on the map that is worth a stop. It is located off Hwy 49 west of Helena, AR.
Two miles down a paved side road, the road ends at a parking lot. A boardwalk leads into a swamp. Why a swamp? And what does it have to do with the Louisiana Purchase?
You can click on the picture to make it bigger and easier to read. In the heart of this swamp was the initial point of the 1815 Louisiana Territory land survey.
About the swamp
Ok, here's the boardwalk,
and here's the first view of the swamp.
Want to listen to the sounds of life? Play the video. The heavy breathing is just Roe, pulling on the leash.

Some background on the Louisiana Purchase:
About the survey that began here.
An unusual tree.
The hollow tree.
About the wildlife....we didn't see a raccoon, swamp rabbit, nor possum.
Did we see the frog?
Yes! (Don't know if it was this particular frog or not.)
Oh, and another swamp critter, slithering below.
Want a closer look?
Glad we're on a boardwalk...but don't look up. They sometimes hang from branches too.
Near the end of the trail.
Where the survey began.
The stone marker.
That's all.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Kayaking Lake Bailey

Lake Bailey is a small lake by the campground at Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas. No swimming, but perfect for fishing or kayaking. This morning I putzed around the west end of the lake for an hour or so.
Past the boathouse where canoes and small jon boats can be rented.
Past the fishing pier.
Past the picnic area.
Past the entrance to Cedar Creek.
And into the lily pads of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
The only bloom I saw.
Bloom and seed pod.
Seed pod and butterfly on the button bush.
Past the buzzard roost.
They seem to have their eyes on me.
Oh my!
Moving right along.
Sun reflecting off the lily pads.
Great Blue Heron walking on the lily pads.
He's watching me too.