Drive to Mexico
August 6 – Laredo, Texas
Last night we met up with Dan Chapple and Moises Ruiz here in Laredo, TX. Tomorrow (Friday) morning we travel to Puebla, Mexico with them. We spent most of today inside to avoid the heat!
7:30 PM – Dinner
August 5 – Laredo, Texas
We have arrived! We made it to Laredo, TX! Besides the extreme heat in this town, we are glad to have made it this far. We will be here for 2 nights and head across the border early Friday morning in hopes that we will make it through Customs and all the necessary things to be on our journey to Puebla in good time.
Please pray for:
- Rest during our stay in Laredo
- Our crossing the Mexican Border on Friday morning
- Favour with all Officials we encounter
- Smooth transition/import of our Dog, “Bear” and our car
- Quick process for our Visas
- Safety as we travel
Here are a few pics from today’s trip:
Tomorrow we have a shorter drive from Round Rock, TX to Laredo, TX and then staying put for 2 nights as we meet up with Dan Chapple and Moises Ruiz and head through Mexico!
Today we left Jackson TN and headed down I-65 to I-30 and ended up in Mt. Pleasant TX.
Tomorrow we Head for Round Rock, TX – They say you can Drive 85 MPH in and around Austin, TX – Carolyn is so excited!
This wind chime has got to be the Grandmama of all wind chimes!
For those of you who like fast, cool cars …
12:15 PM – Lunch
Today we drove from Edinburgh, IN through Louisville and Nashville to Jackson, TN.
12:15 PM – Lunch
This is not just a video of some tree tops! Listen carefully! We think it’s Cicadas
That’s all for today folks! Tomorrow we head to Mt. Pleasant TX.
July 30, 2015
Wow! The Day finally arrived and we were off! After several very long days of trying to get things finished up, the house ready, storing things and packing up, we left home July 30 heading on a week long adventure to Mexico.
Our First Day on the Road was long. The photos and captions below tell the story!
Our PAC Team from Bethel Church which consists of 7 people (plus some of their children) arrived at our home to prayer with us and see us off. Of course the car was all packed, we were very tired and didn’t get any photos of this vitally important part of our trip!
We finally pulled away from our 155 Lakewood home. Wow! So many things to take care of at the last hour!!
Sometime Later …
Teen Challenge, London. We drove through London to drop off our Red Mazda 3 at Teen Challenge – they take car donations! We have been impressed with the ministry of Teen Challenge and know some people who have worked with them.
Crossed the Bluewater Bridge at Sarnia to the United States. Thanks to the fervent prayers of our Ministry Partners, this was the fastest, smoothest Canada/US border crossing ever! So fast, we didn’t have time to get our camera out!! How awesome is that?!!
Dinner in Imalay City, MI
First Pit Stop – it only classifies as a pit stop if you stop for more than a few minutes. “Nachos” – Are we like Heading to Mexico or something!
Fuelling Station: Saginaw, MI – Cool Sunset, even cooler full moon over the McDonald’s Golden Arches.
Big Rapids, MI – Here we stay for a couple of nights with Phil’s brother, Stephen!
The Long awaited … Night, Night!
Great sleep last night!! Much needed! No travel day – just seeing the sights of the town where Phil’s brother Stephen lives and works: Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI.
Tomorrow … we have a long driving day – on to Edinburgh, IN – Heading through Grand Rapids (hmm … just how grand might they be?) and Indianapolis.