Well folks, here it is. The EPIC EAGER USA ROAD TRIP!
Some details on our long- awaited road trip.
Here’s a little trivia. Our trip will be approximately 11,000 miles, more than 170 hours of driving time and will use around $1,600.00 worth our fuel! We will be in a blue Dodge, Caravan so we are asking people to pray for us every time they see a blue mini-van this summer. We are asking for safety and for fun times! We are very much looking forward to reconnecting with loved ones, some of whom we have not seen
in over 15 years! We will be meeting new family members of several of our friends which is exciting.
Here is our schedule:
June 5–Hummelstown, PA to Sinking Spring PA (Hope to enjoy WWII Airshow over the weekend)
June 8–Sinking Spring, PA to Lynchburg, VA via Skyline Drive (2 nights)
June 10–Lynchburg, VA to Boone, NC
June 11–Boone, NC to somewhere in Tennessee
June 12–TN to Little Rock, AR
June 13–Little Rock, AR to Dallas, TX
June 14–Dallas, TX to Copperas Cove, TX and on few more hours for the night
June 15–somewhere in TX or NM
June 16 & 17–Phoenix, AZ
June 17-19–sightseeing in Arizona
June 20–Arizona to Poway, CA via Hoover Dam (2 nights in Poway)
June22–Poway, CA to Valencia, CA (2 nights)
June 24–Valencia, CA to Gilroy, CA
June 25-27–sightseeing in CA and heading north
June 28-July 1–Rogue River, OR
July 2–heading to Yellowstone
July 3 & 4–Yellowstone National Park
July 5 & 6–Eagle Mountain, UT
July 7–Arches National Park
July 8–Buena Vista, CO?
July 9-11–Denver, CO
July 12 & 13–Denver, CO to Minneapolis, MN via Mnt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse
July 14–Minneapolis, MN to Dodge Center, MN
July 15–Dodge Center, MN to Union Grove, WI
July 16–Union Grove, WI to Peoria, IL
July 17–Peoria, IL to Elkhart, IN
July 18–Elkhart, IN to Ashland, OH
July 20–Ashland, OH to Cacapon State Park
July 20-24–celebrating Nana’s 90th with Jon’s family at park in West Virginia
July25-26–travel from WV to Orlando, FL
July 26-Aug. 1–Orlando, FL, time spent with Melissa’s mom
Aug. 2–Orlando, FL to Fayettville, GA
Aug. 3–visit A.I.M. headquarters in Peachtree City, GA and head north for a few hours
Aug. 4–arrive back in Sinking Spring, PA…8 weeks and one day later!
Aug. 10–depart for Africa, flying out of Newark International Airport on KLM, layover in Amsterdam, Holland
Aug. 11–arrive in Arusha, Tanzania
We will need to spend a couple of days in Arusha shopping and making sure the car is in good shape. We hope to arrive in Magambua around August 15. The boys need to arrive at school (R.V.A.) in Kenya on August 29.
Again, thank you all for your prayers for us during this time. We have had a wonderful year in the U.S. and are so thankful to our Mighty God for so many blessings along the way. We have shared some with you through our updates but they are truly too many to count. As always, we are sad to leave loved ones here in the U.S. but we are ready to return to Tanzania and the work that the LORD has called us to. We have been
refreshed, especially through fellowship with churches and small groups. It will be challenging to get back into functioning in Swahili again but I am sure it won’t take too long. We miss our loved ones in Africa too and will enjoy catching up with them after a year away.
May the LORD bless you and keep you.
Melissa for all of us