June 4th ~ Chrisman, IL to West Liberty, IA
Well, we are back on the road today. This time Tim and I have company (besides Gus that is). Tim’s mom, Shirley has joined us in the RV for the return trip. We will be taking the northern route from Illinois back to California with the intent of stopping at several of our favorite National Parks on the way.
We stopped for lunch at Cracker Barrel early this afternoon. As we waited for our meal to be served, Tim and I were online trying to find a place to park the RV for the evening. A very concerned woman came over to our table, patted Shirley on the shoulder, and offered her a booklet called, “Good News, The Gospel of John & Romans”.
The woman was rather abrupt with Tim and I, feeling we were ignoring Tim’s mom by being on our cell phones and told Shirley she had a couple of “kids, just like us”.
By the time I picked my jaw up off the ground, she was gone…
Today also happens to be the 25th anniversary of when Shirley’s husband Larry passed away. I’m sure there were a few moments during the day that were difficult for her in recalling the significance of the date.
This was just a travel day. We made it as far as West Liberty, IA which is only four miles from our first stop tomorrow morning ~ The Hoover Presidential Library.
Overnight: Little Bear Campground, West Liberty, IA
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that the second part of our road trip adventure is under way. We expect that the first few days will be a bit of an adjustment with all three of us confined in a 25 foot RV. This is all new for Shirley, so we will be taking it easy as she acclimates to her new environment.