1 Peter 1:18 The Message (MSG)
Thursday, October 30 – Rochelle, Illinois, to Girard, Ohio
It was another good day.
Wednesday, October 29
Everything was okay.
We were the only ones going south into the USA. Maybe that is why we had to get out of the truck, go inside, and answer a lot of questions. The female office was very gracious, then got inside our truck to make sure we were not bringing anything into the states that is illegal.
It took us almost as long to cross the border with only a truck as it did with the chapel attached.
He stops at TFC chapels whenever he can and knows most of our Canadian chaplains.
It was a good day.
Tuesday, October 28
This what the chapel looked like after a day of installing lights, shelves, and appliances.
We enjoyed a delicious meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and cheese cake.
Thanks Sam and Janet.
The electrician must come and hook up the electric according to Canadian guidelines.
The owners and electrician have not yet decided if this will be the final setting for the chapel. They like it here because of the visibility, but they have to make sure they have the right electric hookup here.
They will also have to do some work at this area if it stays here because of the mud on rainy days.
There is another possibility for the chapel to be placed closer to the building. It would be on asphalt, but it would not be as visible from the road.
We enjoyed a wonderful meal and evening with Dennis, Janet, and Sam at Montana’s Cookhouse in Thunder Bay. Cerwin and Dennis got steak, Sam and I got pot roast, and Janet had fried chicken and waffles. I had my first Yorkshire pudding – which came with my meal. It was similar to a unfilled cream puff and could be eaten with gravy or butter.
Cerwin had his with blueberry topping. I had a few spoonfuls of this and a taste of Sam’s dessert.
When the evening was over, and we said our goodbyes, we decided that the time here had gone too quickly. Maybe we can come back for the chapel dedication in April.
We will be heading toward home in the morning.
Monday, October 27
We were out of our truck bunks by 4 AM and on the road by 5 AM.
There were many miles of this kind of scenery. When it was still dark, I told Cerwin, “It looks like a place where we could see moose.”
He said, “Don’t say that.”
“I’m just saying, it looks like it.”
There were no signs warning of moose – and we didn’t see any.
Hopefully our return trip will be in daylight. On occasion we saw signs of Lake Superior to the right – and it looked choppy this morning.
We got to the border crossing just before 8:30 EST. We are going by Eastern Standard Time today, because we are in both Central and EST. The time change is right here. Our cell phones changed as we drove around the border crossing area.
After a few questions, examination of the interior of the chapel, and asking Cerwin to take the permit papers inside, we were on our way after only half-an-hour. That is a record time for us taking a chapel across the border.
As we passed him on a hill, I noticed angus cattle when one stuck his nose out an opening. I wished that I had my camera ready.
A Lake Superior sighting. We had been going around the lake all morning.
Over breakfast Sam told us he learned yesterday that the border crossing we used this morning has a reputation for being one of the toughest because it is a training crossing. So he was surprised when he learned that we crossed so quickly.
Sunday, October 26 ~ Rolling Prairie, Indiana, to Duluth, Minnesota
Our morning consisted of stopping for breakfast, and listening (cell phone) to our Sunday school lesson and church service from home as we traveled.
Thank you for your prayers.