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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

After leaving Rapid City due to the weather report, we crossed the southeastern corner of Wyoming and stayed the night at a working buffalo ranch - quite an interesting place. The weather was following us so we stayed on the moved through the Denver area. We stopped in Colorado Springs, CO - locals call it "The Springs." While our washer/dryer was being fixed in the motorhome, we (Doug, Nada, & Homer) went sightseeing. First was to the Air Force Academy. The first photo is looking south over the AF Academy grounds. The second photo is of Pikes Peak from the southern edge of the Academy. I (Nada) have been to the AF Academy twice in my life and both times I have been blessed to hear beautiful choirs. In 1969, the cadet choir was practicing when I visited with my parents on a family vacation. This time it was a choir from the Ukraine which was sightseeing while on tour in the US. They were actually on their way to Lancaster, PA where they would be giving a concert! We especially enjoyed seeing the airplane models that Opa, Doug's dad, flew in WWII. We also visited Focus on the Family's headquarters where we ate lunch at Whit's End. Oh no.... we listened to the weather report and guess what they are predicting for the Springs!!!! You guessed it... SNOW! So we headed further south stopping in Santa Fe, NM because of violent winds and thunderstorms. These big motorhomes aren't the easiest thing to drive in the wind! We then continued on south through Albuquerque (where they delayed the annual balloon festival because of the weather) to stop in Las Cruces. We had run out of USA in our search for warm weather!

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