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I’m enjoying time with Don and dear friends from the other side of our beautiful country.

Friday, on a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark in Kentucky!

Saturday, in Branson, MO watching a marvelous and incredibly well-done performance of a musical of Jesus’ life, ministry, death and resurrection. It didn’t hit me emotionally as I anticipated, until the Resurrection – and then I welled up. “That’s my God!”

More to come on all that. Here are a few photos of trip memories so far.

With our friends Fritz and Frank Buschman, their daughter Kim, and her adorable three children aged five, eight, and ten, we took our own boat ride up the Ohio River in Cincinnati.

Roebling Bridge, prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge, during the day … and at night.

And, below, the home of Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts.

We have so much history in this beautiful country of ours, and seeing more of it is a joy and privilege.

Do you have a favorite state, or meaningful site, from your travels within America?


  1. Karen O'Connor says:

    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful details about your trip to KY–Charles’s home state. My favorite trip in the USA was a bus tour of the National Parks in 2016–the 100th anniversary.

    1. carolnl says:

      Karen, thanks for reminding me that Kentucky was Charles’ home state. It is quite beautiful and his memory makes our trip even more precious. I recall your trip to the National Parks and remember you saying it was very meaningful.

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