Go back in time. People in America are moving westward to explore and settle and find their fortunes. They use trains to navigate across country. It is the middle 1800s to the mid 1900s. There are few roads across America and fewer cars, and passenger travel was still a viable option. Then the world changed. The Freight lines replaced the passenger … Continue reading Deserted Land: Rails to Trails
The Bow River in Canada has a total length of 587 km (365 mi) and flows from the Canadian Rockies through the town of Lake Louise down to Banff, and the less famous town of Canmore. We walked along the Bow River on wonderfully paved and unpaved path that led us away from town. We had been warned … Continue reading Bow River Hike #1
Travel allows us to appreciate our home area and to find fascinating differences in the place we visit. Canada certainly has similarities to America in language, TV and brands at the grocery store. Unique offerings of Canada include marvelous street crosswalks, bunnies throughout the town of Canmore, healthy trees and golden Larch evergreens, and a mix … Continue reading Canada, Hey??!!
Everyone knows of it. It is ubiquitous for volcanic eruptions in the world. Everyone has heard of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius, covering Pompeii with 19 feet (6 meters) of flowing ash, burying everyone and everything in AD 79. It was not truly searched until it was archeologically explored in early 1800s. The sheer size of the … Continue reading Pompeii – No Words are Adequate
“Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them.” Ezekiel 37:13 “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice.” John 5:28 Tincup Cemetery is less than a mile out of town. I love visiting cemeteries … Continue reading Tincup Cemetery
Disruption to your life? This is an example of how to survive.
Jonah 3:3 “Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it.” (NIV) Modes of transportation are what connect communities, people and culture. We took planes, floated in boats, and traveled in vans, walked miles, private cars, and now the Bullet Train from Chengdu … Continue reading Chongquing, China – 30 Million People! Never heard of it?
Then she totally surprised me. A total stranger invited me to their house, and I accepted.
Genesis 3:8 “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day.” (NAS) I never want to end a hike or a walk. I feel that I could walk forever in the mountains. Take a new trail. Climb a … Continue reading Reality Re-entry
Mark 16:17-18 “ And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” (NIV) After … Continue reading Coffin in the Kitchen