That about sums up West Virginia.
While we were in Cracker Barrel, Alice and I felt the need to get an “Ebenezer” – a memento of the Lord’s provision as He saw us through our crazy adventure. This is what we found:
This magnet now graces my refrigerator. It’s a great reminder of the Lord’s provision. His Hands were all over our adventure: from the preemptive tire changes to Alice’s new hand-me-down iPhone from her Father-in-Law (without it we wouldn’t have had GPS or a way to alert the authorities of our situation), the calmness we exuded to get us through that situation, not to mention no serious damage to the car (as far as I know….).
Despite my near-death experience, I am looking forward to returning to West Virginia. I kinda sorta fell in love with the beauty of that state. I think I could move there, living in the mountains. Alice and I hope to return in the Autumn with our husbands and see all the leaves change color.
And, of course, stay on the paved roads.
We’re already looking ahead to 2024; we’ve decided not to try and top 2014. But this is probably a good thing: our adventures are so epic, we need a decade in between them.