We left S. Carolina last Sunday and headed to N. Carolina. When we arrived to our destination, there was just enough snow on the ground to make it fun for kids, but safe to drive (which I was very happy about!). As soon as we stepped out of the car, my youngest said, "God answered my prayer for snow on this trip!" How precious is that!
We have enjoyed our visit in North Carolina this week. We have had our own house and much needed down time ,thanks to Aqueduct Conference Center. http://aqueductcc.com/
It poured buckets for a solid 2 days the day after we arrived. We celebrated my oldest birthday this week and her sister said, "Well, I know you can't be home, but at least it feels like home with all this rain". We all agreed and laughed.
Yesterday, we toured the gardens on the Duke University Campus. Even though nothing was in bloom, it was a beautiful crisp winter day and we all appreciated getting outside in the sunshine. Here are some of my favorites.
(I've noticed how much I'm able to capture photos without people in them. This is the perk of traveling in the winter. We have to bundle up whenever we go out, but there are very few tourists when we go places - and I wouldn't change that for warmer weather.)
I'm so amazed and blessed at what we find to do in each town, and how much I can actually do with the amount of pain I am in with my hip. I had really hoped and believed my 2nd hip surgery would work, but that doesn't seem to be the case. The pain is in the same area, which makes me believe the tear is still there, but only tests will show what is really going on. For now I rest and stretch often, I eat well to treat my body kindly and don't take for granted the little I can do!
Good news is I see the surgeon the day I get back home, AND I will have a wheelchair by the time we hit Washington D.C. - so I won't miss out on any sightseeing!
This is our 16th state in 5 months of our 8 month tour. In the next 2 weeks, we plan to hit 2 more states.
Till next week! Marilyn