Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tennessee and Kentucky Travels

We had a good visit at Berry’s Chapel in Franklin, TN on their Mission Sunday.  We met a lot of wonderful people, heard about mission works in other areas, and enjoyed a good lunch and fellowship time.   It was an all-day enjoyable event. 

We were invited to a member’s home the following Monday for a luncheon with the “Lunch Bunch” group.  It was a delicious lunch and fun time with about 20 people, mostly ladies.
Later that week, we relocated the RV to Rippavilla Plantation at Spring Hill, TN.   We have stayed there before.

Rick and Linda Clark, friends from Benton, KY, came to spend Memorial Day weekend with us while we were parked at this Plantation.   They have also parked their camper there but this time they just stayed with us.   They arrived about 9 p.m. on Friday night and we enjoyed a couple of hours with them before we all camped out on beds and couches for the night.   We enjoyed a leisure breakfast on Saturday.  I had prepared pork BBQ, cold slaw, baked beans, chips and salsa for lunch.   After an afternoon nap, we went to eat Saturday night at Chop House
Restaurant in Franklin, TN
It was my birthday so we had a good dinner out that night. 
Leigh Ann sent me a delivery of Shari’s Berries.   If you have ever had them, you know what a treat it is.  Big, juicy, ripe strawberries dipped in chocolate, decorated beautifully and some covered in nuts.   It was a wonderful birthday gift from my sweet daughter.  I should have taken a picture of this beautiful treat.

I got lovely cards from our kids in the Philippines.  Gigi designed a special card for me and it was a beautiful surprise.  They also sent me a beautiful on-line card. 
After Rick and Linda left on Monday to go back to Kentucky, I began cleaning and doing laundry.  The rest of the week we went to the Spring Hill Library each day and did our computer work.

We relocated to Bowling Green, Kentucky this week.   We are parked at Potter Children’s Home and enjoying a delightful stay here. 

We are coming into their office to work and use their internet each day.  We arrive at 8 a.m. for their morning devotional.   We are really enjoying the wonderful employees for this children’s home.   They do a wonderful work.  They also have a few expectant, single mothers living here.   They do not take government aid so they do not have the many restrictions that other orphanages now endure.   Some of their buildings are 100 years old when this was first a school and later became a children's home with many individual homes with house parents and children.

Last night, we went to a Mexican restaurant with two couple (elders at University Heights C of C).   Some of them work at Potter.   Ron gave a report to their congregation and just as he finished, someone with a smart phone announced that we needed to get to the basement.  A tornado was spotted about l/2 mile away.  We stayed downstairs until the warning was lifted.  Apparently, it never touched down but it was a direct threat for a while.

We met an American man and his Filipino wife last night at the congregation.  It was surprising that she is from Gigi’s hometown and the couple married in the city where Ronald and Gigi are now living.  They were so surprised.  It is a small world sometimes.   What were the odds of us meeting them and having this connection?
We will be here through Sunday and on Monday, we will relocate to some other city in Kentucky.  Ron is working on setting up appointments so I don’t know the plans for the rest of the month.

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