From Tucson, AZ

We’re here!  Thank you to those of you who were praying for safety for our trip.  I had a training to get to at 1:00 today, so we felt a little rushed.  We left Phoenix at 8:50 am.  The temperature was 49°.  Remember me saying I didn’t think I was going to need a sweater until I got back to Wisconsin?  I’m re-thinking that!  The temperature got up into the 70’s this afternoon, but when I came out of my training it was cooler and more comfortable.  Nights in the desert are colder, so I’m not putting my sweaters away yet. Continue reading

From Phoenix, AZ

Last night I learned that there is a training I need to attend tomorrow at 1:00 pm, so we pushed today to get to Phoenix.  We left Wheeler Ridge this morning at 9:05 am.  The temperature was 59°.  We try to avoid Los Angeles as much as possible even in the best of times, so today we came up with our own route to I-10. Continue reading

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

Merry Christmas!

This morning, there was so much sleet and ice that Mark and I and my sister and her husband all stayed home from church.  But this evening, I was committed to read a story I’d written at my church’s Christmas Eve service, so in spite of falling snow, Mark and I went.  Here is the story I wrote: Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish my readers a Happy Thanksgiving.  I know that some of you have had a rough year and finding things to be thankful for may be a challenge.  Others are leading very busy lives and this holiday may feel like work to you, or it may feel like a chance to rest.  I hope that you can all spend Thanksgiving with loved ones. Continue reading