Adventures in “Faith”

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2 months ago

4/6/24. Hi All! Well we are slowly making our way home. What we love about Faith is the ability to be spontaneous and change our travel plans at any time. We decided to travel through Colorado since weather was going to be good for a few days and drove through the Wolf Creek Pass which was amazing. Faith did fantastic! From there I saw on our map that there was The Great Sand Dune National Park just 60 miles out of our way, so off we went to check it out. It was so fun and just stunning. Then stopped in Durango to get Faiths windshield chip fixed (3rd time). Oh well! Then we headed to Colorado Springs and I remembered I saw a post for the Manitou Springs Incline Hike a few months ago and put it on my bucket list. Soooo, I asked Jeff if he would accommodate my bucket list desire and he said yes and even said he would do part of it with me. It is 1 mile up, 2750 steps, with a 45-68 degree incline and then a 3 mile hike down. Happy to say that I made it and felt great! Jeff met me on the way down and he ended up hiking about 5 miles of great trails. It is so addicting to challenge yourself and conquer your fears. But with Jesus by my side and my gaze focused on the steps ahead of me and moving slowly, I made it! This incline trail is part of the Pikes Peak trail that takes up to the top of Pikes Peak at over 14,000 feet. (yes, now I have another bucket list item). I have to say, I have never felt so healthy and strong and I attribute it to my plant based diet. We will be at cousin Barbs in a couple days, then stopping to see Daughter and family and then home. So very grateful for these adventures and the ability to do them. Grateful for my hubby who supports most all of my whims and grateful for the wonderful people we meet along the way. With love! ... See MoreSee Less

4/6/24. Hi All!  Well we are slowly making our way home.  What we love about Faith is the ability to be spontaneous and change our travel plans at any time.  We decided to travel through Colorado since weather was going to be good for a few days and drove through the Wolf Creek Pass which was amazing.  Faith did fantastic!  From there I saw on our map that there was The Great Sand Dune National Park just 60 miles out of our way, so off we went to check it out.  It was so fun and just stunning.  Then stopped in Durango to get Faiths windshield chip fixed (3rd time).  Oh well!  Then we headed to Colorado Springs and I remembered I saw a post for the Manitou Springs Incline Hike a few months ago and put it on my bucket list.  Soooo, I asked Jeff if he would accommodate my bucket list desire and he said yes and even said he would do part of it with me.  It is 1 mile up, 2750 steps, with a 45-68 degree incline and then a 3 mile hike down.  Happy to say that I made it and felt great!  Jeff met me on the way down and he ended up hiking about 5 miles of great trails.  It is so addicting to challenge yourself and conquer your fears.  But with Jesus by my side and my gaze focused on the steps ahead of me and moving slowly, I made it!  This incline trail is part of the Pikes Peak trail that takes up to the top of Pikes Peak at over 14,000 feet.  (yes, now I have another bucket list item).  I have to say, I have never felt so healthy and strong and I attribute it to my plant based diet.  We will be at cousin Barbs in a couple days, then stopping to see Daughter and family and then home.  So very grateful for these adventures and the ability to do them.  Grateful for my hubby who supports most all of my whims and grateful for the wonderful people we meet along the way.  With love!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
2 months ago

Completed the Incline! Yeah! So Jeff went to the 1300 step cut off and hiked other trails and we forgot he had my phone so no camera for me to take pictures at the top or of the people I met and journey up. Oh well! Just glad I didn't need to call him since I didn't have a phone. I hooked up with Hanna from South Africa on the way down. She was young but is leading a really cool life exploring and traveling helping Autistic kids as a speech therapist. ... See MoreSee Less

Completed the Incline!  Yeah!  So Jeff went to the 1300 step cut off and hiked other trails and we forgot he had my phone so no camera for me to take pictures at the top or of the people I met and journey up.  Oh well!  Just glad I didnt need to call him since I didnt have a phone.  I hooked up with Hanna from South Africa on the way down.  She was young but is leading a really cool life exploring and traveling helping Autistic kids as a speech therapist.
2 months ago

1200 steps completed. ... See MoreSee Less

1200 steps completed.
3 months ago

4/1/24: Hi All! Well we have been so busy traveling, hiking, exploring, and meeting up with friends I hadn't had a chance to post. We were in Sedona for a couple weeks and the final week met up with fellow campers we met at another campground - so fun! From Sedona we went to Grand Canyon to meet up with our good friends Irene and Craig to hike Grand Canyon and explore that area. Then the four of use headed to Page, AZ to explore that area along with Kanab, UT. Such a fun adventure and seeing so many of God's amazing creations - just incredible! So very grateful for our health, the wonderful, kind people we have met, good weather and good friends. With love, Us ... See MoreSee Less

4/1/24:  Hi All!  Well we have been so busy traveling, hiking, exploring, and meeting up with friends I hadnt had a chance to post.  We were in Sedona for a couple weeks and the final week met up with fellow campers we met at another campground - so fun!  From Sedona we went to Grand Canyon to meet up with our good friends Irene and Craig to hike Grand Canyon and explore that area.  Then the four of use headed to Page, AZ to explore that area along with Kanab, UT.  Such a fun adventure and seeing so many of Gods amazing creations - just incredible!  So very grateful for our health, the wonderful, kind people we have met, good weather and good friends.  With love, UsImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
3 months ago

Some awesome art at the art gallery in Talaquepacki (sp?). I want this one for Oscoda but need to raise about $40K as she is 20 feet tall. ... See MoreSee Less

Some awesome art at the art gallery in Talaquepacki (sp?).  I want this one for Oscoda but need to raise about $40K as she is 20 feet tall.
3 months ago

3/19/24: Have been in Sedona for a week now and have had some great meals, fantastic hikes, great campground and weather has been good for hiking but cold at night. This week is much better - in the 60's. Surprisingly not as crowded as prior years. We can walk to good restaurants, the art galleries, some great hikes, a cool coffee shop and other. ... See MoreSee Less

3/19/24:  Have been in Sedona for a week now and have had some great meals, fantastic hikes, great campground and weather has been good for hiking but cold at night.  This week is much better - in the 60s.  Surprisingly not as crowded as prior years.  We can walk to good restaurants, the art galleries, some great hikes, a cool coffee shop and other.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
3 months ago

Mom and Dad in nest. ... See MoreSee Less

Mom and Dad in nest.
3 months ago

3/14/24: We had a fabulous time in Tucson. Lots of hiking, great restaurants, and even saw a movie, Cabrini (recommended by our friends Joe and Carole) which was awesome. We also met a really nice couple from Grand Rapids who we have so much in common with. Love, love, love forging new relationships. We have arrived in our favorite winter location - Sedona! It's like coming home. We both feel so peaceful and filled with gratitude for the ability to see and explore this magical place. Very grateful for the new friendships, great campground facilities, and amazing hiking in Tucson. ... See MoreSee Less

3/14/24:  We had a fabulous time in Tucson.  Lots of hiking, great restaurants, and even saw a movie, Cabrini (recommended by our friends Joe and Carole) which was awesome.  We also met a really nice couple from Grand Rapids who we have so much in common with.  Love, love, love forging new relationships.  We have arrived in our favorite winter location - Sedona!  Its like coming home.  We both feel so peaceful and filled with gratitude for the ability to see and explore this magical place.  Very grateful for the new friendships, great campground facilities, and amazing hiking in Tucson.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment