The last leg of the new chapel delivery.
Friday, December 6
Cerwin did not want to take this route, but a detour mandated that we go this way.
He asked me to help him keep an eye on the signs and routes as we maneuvered through the busy early morning traffic.
I can’t imagine what happens to traffic here when there is an accident. (This was still very early – just before 6:00 a.m.)
But on this day everything went well – and kept moving and we got around Chicago very quickly.
By daylight, traffic was still busy but there weren’t so many changes and choices to make.
Before long Cerwin said, “Now this is my kind of trucking.”
…and we were still praising the Lord that the road was dry, because the snowstorm wasn’t that far to our south – especially in the area of Chicago.
As we traveled north – into the frigid weather – lakes and rivers were frozen. It was 7 degrees when I took this picture.
About this time we began seeing signs of snow – the first since the high elevations in western Pennsylvania.
Enjoy some of the scenery.
About the time we saw the truck in front of us pull over because of an obvious problem, we noticed that we were getting into some beautiful winter scenery.
Deb, this is about the time you called me – the reason I was exclaiming over the beauty surrounding us.
After we arrived in Hudson, Chaplain Tim said the reason for the beauty happened a few days earlier when they had snow – just before the deep-freeze hit the area.
Even the sign looks cold!
If I looked back – through Cerwin’s side window – the ice glittered in the sunlight, but it was difficult to capture.
The red buildings looked pretty with a backdrop of white.
The frosted tree scenery lasted for about half-an-hour.
Jeff and Chris, this picture is for you.
This is the second flock of turkeys we saw on Friday.
This beautiful scenery lasted right up to the truck stop.
After finding a parking spot, we called Chaplain Tim and met him at the old chapel.
Then it was time to talk over plans for moving the old chapel out and the new one in (to the same location).
Tim (gray sweatshirt) hoped to have it moved out by the time we got here, and did have the tractor running – after a lot of work on his and the mechanics part, as it hadn’t been run for a while.