Monthly Archives: November 2011

Windshield Sunsets

Two days of driving to get from DeLand, FL to Dallas, TX.  Two beautiful sunsets.

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Vicksburg

We didn’t plan to drive through Vicksburg, MS on this trip.  It just sort of happened.  Actually, what happened was we had decided to try to make the drive from DeLand, FL to Dallas, TX in 2 days rather than … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2011

Today… For the first time since 2003, we enjoyed Thanksgiving inside the borders of the USA. For the first time since 2003, we enjoyed a day together with all four of my siblings and my parents. For the first time … Continue reading

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Good Eats

After our visit to Blue Spring State Park we stopped in at a local Puerto Rican restaurant to try the combo of the day: beef steak with 2 sides and a drink.  We love flattened, fried plantains called “tostones” and … Continue reading

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Blue Spring State Park

Today we visited Blue Spring State Park just outside of Orange City, FL, which is neither a city nor filled with oranges but is located in Florida. This park is known for being a popular destination of large, swimming, mammals … Continue reading

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Florida Scenes

We’ve spent 2 days in Florida.  We’re staying four nights in Daytona across from the big race track.  It’s relatively close to my parents’ home (30 minute drive).  They can’t house us and so we’re staying at a clean, cheap … Continue reading

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A Drive Through Snowy Roads

One of our small hopes for this fall trip was that we would see just a bit of wintry weather without having to actually deal with it.  Last Friday, we did just that as we drove from eastern PA to … Continue reading

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Gideon Slew the Mennonites (not quite)

We’re staying in Lancaster, PA with friends while we commute each day to visit with Beth’s sister.  Actually, with both of Beth’s sisters because the one from Indiana is here visiting as well.  So is Beth’s mother.  That’s why we’re … Continue reading

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Home Assignment – Time Zone Update

OK…this has been one crazy week.  Where to start? After returning from Iowa and Illinois this past Monday, we arrived back at the home of Beth’s sister and brother-in-law in Chesterton, IN.  My plan was to use our time there … Continue reading

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