The trip was not all gravy as we traveled 2,675 miles in 29 days and made 15 stops. Not much to see in most places but we still had a great time and were able to see some of the country that we had never seen before. We went through Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota again, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and finally into Texas.
We ran into a lot of rain from Minnesota south but kept the snow behind us. A day or two of rain and a day or two without it.
Last Sunday in Oklahoma we went to the local United Methodist Church in Norman, a few blocks from University of Oklahoma and were we surprised when we got there.
We have visited a lot of UM Churches and most have been small. Two weeks before there were 22 people at a little church and that included the minister and his wife. When we got to the church and got out of the truck, this is the side of the church that greeted us.
We were rather shocked when we walked across the street and realized that the building spanned the whole block. The inside was as beautiful as the outside. Wow, what a facility and it was full of people. We must be in the south ("Bible Belt").
Deanna, they are looking for a full time children choir and education leader. They had three choirs, one was the chancel, one for youth and the last for what looked like kids under about 8. Did we mention that they all had over 3o people in each choir and all in robes. They had an enormous pipe organ, and all of the music was beautiful. That did not include the youth bell ringers. Needless to say, we were very impressed.
The State Fair of Texas was going on and Thursday was senior day (free entrance) so off we went to Dallas. The day was a lot cooler and the humidity went down to about 70% so it was a lot better than the day before.
The fair was fun with lots of color and people. It completely surrounds the Cotton Bowl stadium so it was a long walk all the way around to see it all.
Yes Jackie was able to get on the rides, barely.