Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Niagara Falls

The Maid of the Mist nearing the Falls

Horseshoe Falls

American Falls

Beautiful and powerful

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Maine and Vermont

The estate of George H. W. Bush on a spit of land in the Atlantic Ocean in Kennebunkport, Maine.

The Portland Headlight in Portland, Maine.

Steve near the lighthouse.

The beautiful forested hills of Vermont.

Painted moose lined the streets in Bennington, Vermont.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Around Boston

Statue of Paul Revere and The Old North Church

Paul Revere's house

Minuteman Statue

The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Ralph Waldo Emerson's Home

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Visiting Plymouth

We visited the site were the Pilgrims disembarked The Mayflower after their voyage from Europe.

A replica of The Mayflower. It seemed very small to make such a long trip across the ocean.

Kent, Maria and Steve

Plymouth Rock (excuse the shadows, it was not a good time for pictures).

The beautiful homes and shoreline

Monday, September 21, 2009

More Pictures From NYC

During our travels we were able to stop by New York City for a day.
Here we are at Central Park.

The inside of The Plaza Hotel. We did NOT stay here. :o)

Posing by the LOVE sculpture

On Times Square

NYC at night

Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Traveling

St. Petersburg, Florida

Cordele, Georgia

Kent with Pastor Jon and Michelle Earls. They are doing a great work in Cordele and we had so much fun being with them.

Columbus, Georgia

We had a wonderful time with Pastor Curtis and Jennifer Going.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Nothing thrills our heart like seeing the "Hot Now" sign at Krispy Kreme. :o)

These doughnuts melt in your mouth.

We'll drive for miles to get to Whataburger.

I especially like their chocolate shakes. They're so thick and yummy!

Here we parked our jeep in utopia - a parking lot between Whataburger and Krispy Kreme.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Family Picnic at Spring Mill State

My parents live in Indiana, my sister and family live in Alaska, my brother and family live in Mexico, as do we. Because we live so far apart, we rarely have the opportunity to spend time together. But, this summer we were all able to meet in Indiana to celebrate with my parents, the completion of their 30 years of ministry at Faith Mission Church in Bedford. Then on Monday, we enjoyed a great day at one of our favorite places: Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell, Indiana.

Marci (Miller) Webb (she's Melodie's sister, and married to my cousin, Anthony Webb), Vonnie (Sankey) Bryan, Melodie (Miller) Sankey and I cheering our dad, husbands, and kids during their softball game.

My mom and her sister, Deb (Ferguson) Collins watch the game, as well.

Our teams! :o)

Celebrating my dad's brother, Doc Sankey's, 80th birthday. Uncle Dan Collins in background.

Marc's youngest son and Vonnie's 3 youngest sons.

Dad, Uncle Doc, my mom's mom (Grandma Ferguson, age 96!), and Aunt Deb.

Our son, Kent, with Vonnie's daughters. In the background are our daughter, Maria, her boyfriend, Joe Hough, and Vonnie's oldest son, Drew.

Maria and Joe.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Traveling through the Southeast

It was a joy for us to be with Pastor and Mrs. Randall Crotts at the Glencoe Bible Methodist Church.

Some of the congregation after the service. We love these people!

The beautiful view at Crandall, Georgia.

Pastor and Mrs. Carson Scarborough.

We stopped by Mt. Ivah to see Pastor and Mrs. Arthur Marchant.

More Travels Through Alabama

We had a great missions' service with Pastor Doug Eads at Ada Chapel.

Steve receiving Spanish Bibles from Mark Simmons. It is a privilege for us to distribute these to the many people in Mexico who don't have their own Bible.

Inside Ada Chapel

Greensboro Bible Methodist Church

Fellowship with Pastor Steve Vernon, his wife Kay, daughter Priscilla and some of their congregation.