Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Our Journey to Washington: Day 2

As I sit here writing this blog post, we are driving through the state of South Dakota. Wow! I cannot believe how quickly these past two days have already flown by!

Yesterday, we drove for around 375 miles and passed through Michigan (of course), Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. We arrived at a Walmart Supercenter in Wisconsin to rest for the night at around 11:30 pm Wisconsin time, 12:30 am Michigan time.

Here are some pictures of our first day driving:

#1: Dad, the excellent driver of the motorhome

#2: Mom, the route-finder. When she wasn't busy looking at the map, my mom enjoyed relaxing and filing her nails.

#3: Charity thoroughly enjoys riding in her carseat! Praise the Lord for that! The dogs have been doing pretty well too.

So, for an update of today. Even though it won't be very long since all we've been doing is driving, I will post some pictures at the end.

So far, we have driven around 415 miles through the rest of Wisconsin, through Minnesota, and now into South Dakota. We still have about a half hour to drive before we find a place to sleep for the night.

It has been very interesting to see the different topography of each state.

Here are some pictures of the scenery today:

#1: This is the only picture of Wisconsin we took. As we were driving, there were big hills all around us like this one. My sister, Ari, thought that they were mountains, but my dad said that compared to the mountains in Washington, they were only hills. ;)

#2: This is a picture of the side of the road in Minnesota. It was strange to see the ice hanging down from the rocks, while the sun shone high in the sky. It was also cool to see all the trees growing in the rocky sides.

#3: This picture was taken as we passed the "Mighty Mississippi" river. The river was truly huge....it looked like a big lake.

#4: It was incredible to see the wind farms in Minnesota! There were so many wind turbines!

Well, that's all for today! Praise the Lord that He has kept us safe thus far!

Prayer Requests for Day 2:
  • Same as yesterday
  • Good weather tomorrow, while we view Mount Rushmore
  • Bold and passionate hearts for the lost (In other words, that we would look for opportunities to share the gospel.)


  1. Meryl VanderWeideMarch 17, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    Good morning Sweety!
    What a beautiful blog you have set up here! I love being able to see pictures of you all and what you have seen. I am going to pass this on to the rest of the family as I know they will want to follow your journey as well. Saying "goodbye" to you all was so hard! I certainly realized in this past few months as we have waited to see how God was directing your family that I have taken for granted the fact that you would always be around. We have been so blessed as a family to be in close proximity to each other. I regret missing the opportunity to spend more time with you all here! But since I can't undo yesterday, I look forward to making the most of whatever days the Lord gives me to keep in touch.
    We had a beautiful day here yesterday - 64F and sunny! What a sweet taste of spring that was! Hard to believe only a week ago there was snow on the ground. I hope your weather is great today so you can see Mt Rushmore. Take pictures for me as it has been years since I have seen it. May the Lord bless you and keep you! Much love to you all!

  2. Hi honey! Grandma and grandpa Crum are certainly missing you a lot already! The phone calls have helped and it certainly sounds like all of you are having a great time. We are so much counting the days when we can see you again and have both you and Ari ride back in the motorhome. It's very difficult to say goodbye to 5 special people, but it'll be nice to see you again in June when we fly out. We love you all soooooo much!
    Grandpa and Grandma

  3. Thank you so much for the pictures! I loved seeing them! I've never been to "your part" of the country, so it was amazing seeing the scenery. And the Mississippi! How cool!!

    Thank you!