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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 13, 2009

Soggy San Antonio

We arrived in San Antonio on Friday and we have spent 4 soggy days. We spent two of the days doing necessary projects for CHAP, cleaning and reorganizing in the motorhome, and just relaxing. Yesterday the rain stopped for awhile and we seized the opportunity to go to lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, Mi Tierra, in downtown San Antonio. Mi Tierra is very Mexican looking and also has a bakery full of very sinful delicacies!

In the photo above, Doug is eyeing all the delicacies. Below is a photo looking into one of the dining rooms.

Then we went to SAS (San Antonio Shoes) hoping to get a tour of the shoe factory but we were too late in the day. We will go back today or tomorrow and take the tour. It is fixed up like an old western town and lots of old cars and carriages on display.

I just had to take this photo with the old Mobil sign for my brother Sam, the former Mobil exec.

Yesterday was a happy and a sad day as one of our friends and a man who was a national figure in homeschooling rights and in the US Congress went home to be with the Lord after a 15 year struggle with MS. Chris Klicka had spent his adult life working for parental rights and responsibilities both on the national scene and also working with many state leaders. He took a turn for the worse while in Colorado Springs for the national conferences two weeks ago and that is where he died yesterday. At the closing banquet on Saturday night, each state took a turn going up on stage and recording words of encouragement to Chris. Little did we know at the time, that those words would be an eulogy to Chris' life and work. In the photo of the Pennsylvania group below, Doug is giving the words. We count it an honor to have worked alongside him for parental issues in Pennsylvania and also in our lobby efforts in DC. It is a sad time because we will miss Chris' untired work on behalf of families but it is a happy time, too, because we know he is with our Lord and free of the body which held him captive here on earth.

Now below are my boys on our bed in the motorhome. Just had to take a picture and show you what I saw looking back the hallway to the bedroom.

We also called our friends, Ruth and Gavino, who live here in San Antonio. We are going to take some food to them since Gavino is having some heart issues undergoing some tests since returning from the national conference in Colorado Springs. We'll also go for a walk down on the Riverwalk and we want to visit the four missions on the Mission Trail here in San Antonio as soon as the weather clears some. Ruth had taken me sightseeing to one of the missions when we were here for Doug to facilitate a Penn State Nursing Conference back in 2006. So as soon as the weather clears, we will be doing some sightseeing again. ;-) Yahoo!

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