Monday, September 29, 2008

Punderson State Park - Ohio

Having enjoyed a few days stay at various school parking lots since the beginning of September, it seems odd to be at a State campground where there is no school out the window! There are no school bells, church bells or children enjoying recess... We will be back to school on Sunday night.

Let's recap....
Delavan, Wisconsin > Rockford, Illinois > Morton, Illinois > Danville, Illinois > Indianapolis, Indiana > Springfield, Ohio > Marysville, Ohio > Punderson State Park. Phew!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Scotts Lawn and Garden

Talk about pressure! These are the photos taken as we were passing the Scotts factory just outside of Marysville, Ohio.

As we went by I saw only three people trimming and one person on a riding lawn mower. Imagine, if you will, a dandelion growing on this lawn...not.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My new profession

Okay, so I am only pretending.

While visiting the United States Air Force Museum, I realized that there are not many opportunities for a claustrophobic person such as myself. The cockpits were SMALL, the passageways were SMALL, the places where the gunners sat were SMALL and what if you had to get out of there in a hurry...

Any words I write sound trite considering what has been given for the freedom I enjoy, but I never considered the small space in which they worked. I appreciate it even more.

The hallway where I am standing is 17 inches wide - even the tour had small spaces!

The Museum was thoroughly enjoyable. Dave thought I would be bored - Ha. I loved the planes. I loved the human stories more, especially the tales about early flight and what the Viet Nam POWs had to endure. Very powerful.

If ever you get the chance to visit the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio, just do it!

Mr. Honebrink

This is David Honebrink, who was a junior in high school when I started working at Mayer Lutheran High School. Now his name is Mr. Honebrink and he teaches middle school math at Calvary Lutheran School, and coaches track at Trinity Lutheran High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

After leaving high school occasionally students will stop in for a visit, but to visit a former high school-er on their new turf, making a huge difference for the kingdom and happy in their chosen profession - it just doesn't get any better than that! A servant leader - Mr. Honebrink.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bear Country

So I walk into the local Lowe's hardware store and on the wall between the paint and the electrical is this huge rug. Then it hits me, I am not in Wisconsin anymore.

Soon it will be Colts, then Browns, then Steelers, Eagles, Ravens, Redskins, Panthers...sigh.

Pumpkin Days in Morton IL

Small town USA at its best. There were carnival games you never win, lots of food booths, and loud carnival rides. Please note the photo of all the "pumpkin" items on the menu.
The two pumpkin photos were award winners in the pumpkin judging - and you can see why, Clark Pumpkin never looked so good.

Thank you to John Jacobs, principal of Bethel Lutheran School, for allowing us parking spac
e for a few days and the opportunity to sing for the school kids.

Hanging out with the Big Boys!

When a rest stop is called for we park with the big boys when we are travelling with HaRVey. We do not look that big compared to the semi-trucks, but we are nearly as long!
Dave does a great job driving -- why no, I do not drive EVER when we are hauling the RV. Perhaps by this time next year I will, but for now - nope.

This photo was taken on our way east on I-74 to Danville, IL.

Monday, September 1, 2008

On the Road

This is an amazing thing. I am sitting at the same desk, using the same computer, drinking coffee as I always do in the morning (who doesn't), BUT the view out my window is completely different.

We are parked at Our Redeemer in Delavan, Wisconsin for the next five days. Instead of campground views, there are kids out for recess playing kickball. I have not heard school bells since April. What Fun. :)

Hey, Look!

Dave completed recording "Hey, Look!" while we were at Sky High Campground. Some of the songs on the CD are live performances while others are studio productions. The album is designed to remind kids of the concert they just heard. It has four completely new songs and live versions of some songs from Dave's previous two albums as well.

Dave is thankful and it feels good to have the CD done.

Dave's next project will be a collection of hymns. Got a favorite???


All of us pictured are friends of Randy Schultz, who went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 21. We celebrated his life on August 25. It was the kind of funeral that brought true comfort to all in attendance. What joy we will know in heaven.

We all met Randy and his wife Mary in 1977 - we have been friends ever since.

In college we sang in a college group called "Glad Sound." As the group traveled during the summer and then during the school year, since Randy was the tallest and strongest, he was always in charge of the heavy lifting - luggage and speakers topped the list. At each stop he would say, "So, I wonder who will take down (or put up) the luggage this time? Hmm...well, I guess I'll do it." It makes me smile just thinking about it. :)

Thank you God that we have had Randy in our lives for a short 49 years. We look forward to seeing him and all the others who have gone before us.