Spending only 1 night in Memphis was something we have said we should have not done, meaning stay longer. But be that as it may, the sun rose that Sunday morning as we made our way a few miles up the road to the most memorable time on our trip. We went to New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Amazing is all I have to say. The passion, the singing, and the message were so good. As church goers ourselves, we said to each other as we were walking to our car, we had never been hugged so much by such wonderful strangers. Never have been to an African-American church before we were in wonderment of their warmth and love for a visitor.
After parting ways with new found enthusiasm and joy, we met our old friend the hwy and he pointed us in the direction of Nashville. The gently rolling hills of Tennessee unwrapped more and more of the autumn colors as we traveled closer to our next adventure.
Running to Memphis
We started our day in Conway AK, very early as Natalie & I were running in a 1/2 marathon relay. Natalie was going 1st running 6 miles. I would meet her at the transfer point and finish the last 7.1miles. It was crisp and clear, the sun was shining and we were off and running Continue reading
From burgers to Conway, AK
Left late that morning, but made a pit stop on our way out of town. Nik’s Grill – breakfast of champions! He opened at 11am there was already a line up out the door, you see Nik’s only seats about 15 people, by the time we got a seat the line up was twice as long as when we arrived and that was when he opened for lunch. Continue reading
Snow & other Hwy Sight’s
We packed the car in the chilly morning air and were on our way, heading for the Lone Star state and beyond. The sun was shining and the air was very crisp and there was a skiff of snow on the ground, an hour later and it was several inches. The poor cattle, roaming the snowy plains, reminded me of an old western movie. Continue reading
Vegas and beyond
Vegas was….well Vegas. It has everything and then some for those looking for anything different. My jury is still out on the new City centre, for me personally, it does not belong. It felt like you’re in the middle of a big metropolitan downtown, but that is only my opinion. I will say this that when Vegas does something, it is go BIG or go home. And that is City centre, it is big glitzy and classy. Continue reading
This is the 1st instalment in a series of posts from a Roadtrip my wife and I took. We traveled from Surrey, BC to Charleston, SC and then home again via New Orleans. Feedback would be appreciated, hope you enjoy.
Into the night
Our headlights pointed south as we left the border, not knowing what the night had in store for us. We Stopped in Bellingham to get fuel for both us and the car, and away we went. I have never been one to be able to sleep in a moving vehicle, car, plane, or otherwise and this was no different. Laying flat in the seat tossing and turning for a number of hours was as good as it was going to get. We stopped at a gas station in the middle of the night, and Oregon. I think we were more excited to be there than the attendant on shift. After some food, fresh air and less than fresh coffee, we were off with my wife now horizontal in the back seat. She can sleep anywhere and through anything. Continue reading
My hands could feel the warmth of the coffee seeping though the mug as I made my way up to the viewing deck. Getting up this early is not my idea of fun, work is one thing but on holidays? The things we do to stand in awe at the pristine beauty of the world.
Once I reached the top deck, it became clear to me why people make the most of this opportunity. It literally takes your breath away. The sun is slowly sneaking above the mountain peaks, to see if you are behaving yourself. It lights up the fjord allowing you to witness these white blankets of ice baring themselves, just for you. Continue reading