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Tried a new church today - Abiding Love Fellowship on the west side of Foley, Alabama. Loved the pastor, treated ourselves to a jambalaya dinner for lunch which was being sold after church to support a Haiti mission. Went back for the evening service with Joseph, a fellow worker at Camp Baldwin.
Joseph with Patty
Had to leave today to head north to Nashville, but we'll do it in about 5 days, sightseeing. Drove further east first to see more white beach, but were bombarded with lots of rain around Pensacola. Spent the night at the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Sandestin. Beach here was not as wide and clean as that in Pensacola, but it was beach!
There was this azalea bush on our camper site:
First, below: the usual shorebirds. Next - the park was having some controlled burn to remove some fuel, and the new growth on the ferns was interesting.
We left at about 10:30 am after taking a short walk on the beach, and hot showers, we headed north on US 331 for what we thought was going to be a 3 hour trip but took 5 hours. About an hour north of Montgomery AL, we stopped at the Wind Creek State Park, on the shores of Lake Martin. Imagine a park with 640 campsites - the largest state park in the country. We're parked in E32 - right on the water, and have internet access right in the camper. Spoiled.
Patty wrote today: Tomorrow is Feb. 29. We are given an
extra day on our calendars. An extra day....the gift of a whole extra 24 hours.
Where will it lead? What will I do with it? At the end of this day (Feb 28), I
received an email that my 59 year old cousin had died today of a massive
aneurysm. Lord, please teach me to value each day and all that is in it to the
purpose that you intended. I'm sorry that I take your gift for granted....please
forgive me. Let me purposely feel the Joy of Your love in every sparkle of
sunlight, in the rich colors which form the tapestry of the earth, and in the
faces of people as they reflect your perfection.....for we are created in your
image. Thank you LORD for this day, and every day! Please don't let me take it
Next Alabama State Park was Cheaha SP. A whopping 2407 ft in elevation - the highest point in Alabama. Came early am in the fog, were mthe only campers there, and it stayed cloudy all day and rained cats and dogs that evening. Had a good lunch at the restaurant overlooking the drop.
At Pulpit Rock
Original CCC Lodge, still used for small gatherings, wedding receptions, etc.
Fooling around. That's Patty trying to bet a good picture of herself with the drop in the background.
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