From Wheeler Ridge, CA

We drove in a haze today, literally.  We left Galt at 9:30 am and the temperature was 52°.  It got quite warm the further south we drove. Wheeler Ridge is just south of the junction of I-5 and Hwy 99, north of Los Angeles.  We arrived at the truck stop here around 3:30 pm in 70° weather.  I have a feeling I won’t be wearing sweaters again until we get back up to Wisconsin!  Here are today’s pictures: Continue reading

Pictures from our election trip

So we all woke up to a new day today.  Some of you woke up feeling happy and some of you felt like you’d been kicked in the stomach, but the sun still rose and life goes on.  I woke up early this morning and began practicing what I preached last night…praying for our president-elect and for the country.

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Watching the election from Lynden, WA

How far did you go to vote?  Mark and I drove five hours to Lynden, WA to vote.  We are registered here but discovered last week that our registrations had become inactive.  We updated our addresses, but it was too late to get an absentee ballot, so here we are. Continue reading

The annual Mennonite/Amish quilt show

I’m behind in writing about something Mark and I did last weekend.  One of the local Mennonite churches had their annual Mennonite and Amish quilt show.  Mark took his camera and we spent an hour in there ooo-ing and ahh-ing.  It has taken me a few days to edit the pictures, but here they are: Continue reading

Special night

Tonight I witnessed something that hasn’t happened since 1982 and won’t happen again until 2033.  I think it’s being called a super blood moon eclipse.  It’s the fourth in a lunar tetrad which means that six months ago and six months before and six months before that we had lunar eclipses.  In the 21st century there will be eight lunar tetrads.  The last time earth got to see that many lunar tetrads was in the ninth century.  It is a super moon, meaning that because it is closest to the earth this month, it looks extra big.  It is a blood moon, meaning it was a total lunar eclipse, which is what gives it a reddish color.  And it’s also a harvest moon because it is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox.  What a night! Continue reading