Thursday, May 14, 2009

Road Trip 2009



This year, Jonathan and I are planning a road trip to the mid-west primarily for a wedding we are going to in Springfield MO. I am very excited about the adventures that await us. We are leaving tomorrow, Friday May 15th for our long excursion. It’s going to be a long drive, but we will have internet access and music that will hopefully keep us preoccupied as we drive, plus I am wanting to look into car exercises, but not while I am driving of course, because I have been exercising for over two weeks straight and I am afraid that if I stop I won’t continue my dedication. We have several stops we are going to make! Springfield MO, we are stopping for the first night! 12 hours of driving the first day. It’s going to be the longest day of driving, but once we get that day out of the way, the rest will be a breeze. From Springfield we are going to be making our way up to Chicago, where we are going to be hanging out with Jonathan’s brother who lives there. I love cities so I am sure I will love Chicago. I have heard so many good things about that place… It should be fun! Then we are going to St. Louis where we will be able to meet a friend that I got acquainted with on The God Journey forum years back! I have wanting to meet this person for years now and am SO blessed that Father has opened the doors for us to finally meet face to face. I think the best part of road tripping, is the people who you will come into contact with and share life with if only for brief moments. So, that is probably the best perk of the entire trip that I am looking forward too! Then from there we are going back to Springfield for a wedding we are attending. The guy who is getting married was someone we both knew in college, and we haven’t seen him is a long time so it will be awesome to reunite with him and all of his new friends and wife-to-be. Then after the wedding we are going to stop in Tulsa and spend the night with Jonathan’s Aunt who I adore. She is one incredible lady who I admire and love dearly. She is a lot like Jonathan’s dad (her brother), both tender and sweet. I love that about them both! Then from that point we hope to make it to Santa Fe where we will stay with Jonathan’s sister before we head home… It will be exciting and I am greatly looking forward to the experience that Father has for us!

8 comments:

Erin said...

That sounds like soooo much fun, Nicole...I haven't been on a road trip in years. Have a wonderful time! I look forward to hearing about your adventures.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this trip sounds exciting and one that should be most enjoyable. I pray that your trip will be blessed and profitable in Christ Jesus our Lord. I also pray that both of you will be kept strong in health and that you will be kept safe in all ways so that you may richly enjoy that which our Father has created for you to see and experience. All glory and thanks to our God for His unmerited goodness and abundant blessings to all of us.

God's traveling mercy and grace to both of you.

Joel B. said...

I'm sure this will be a wonderful time for you! My last road trip - which was waaaaay back in 1995 unfortunately (I need to get out more... LOL) - included a couple of your same cities. And at the time I was driving my 'rust with a little bit of car on it' (a Datsun 210), that was barely held together, and had the rear bumper held on with coat hangers, and had no radio! Those were the days!!

I drove about 1,000 miles, from here in Iowa to St. Louis (where I lived as a child) to see my parents, to Springfield to check out a college there, to Kansas City to see some friends, and back home.

Anyway, have a great time!

Amy said...

Nicole,
Have fun!!! I'm so glad you will be seeing some wonderful long-time friends, and your fellow God Journey-er! I think I know who he is!!

It's been awhile since I've gone on a "road-trip" in the vacation-type sense with someone. I visited San Diego awhile back, but I drove solo and it was just friends I met with once there.

Anyways, enjoy your time! I will be thinking of you and Jonathan!

Blessings,
~Amy :)

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