Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Road Trip

I am Home again and settling in. Finally was able to have my internet provider come in at hook me up. Here is the much desired update and summary of my road trip and living which occurred in-between then and now all presented in the faithful list format:

-First two and half days was my car (mom and me) following dad’s car (dad and Lee-Ann). During the drive we took turns reading The Mark of A Christian by Francis A. Schaeffer. It was short but deep. I felt like I was swimming in thoughts. I need to work through it. I’ll probably re-read the book and reflections will slowly show up in post form.

-Listened to the Bible on tape. Went from Genesis to Job on the trip. I am now into Psalms.

-On the 18th I drove through Montreal then Toronto. This is huge. I normally refuse to drive through cities. It was actually enjoyable.

-Visited my mom’s family first. It was a great time. I had these long walks with my Aunt Sharon. And hung out with my youngest cousins who are very cool. Also got to send some time with my Grandfather, it was my first time seeing him since the stroke. There is something special about going home. Also read The Five People You Meet In Heaven, interesting book.

-Next was a visit to my dad’s family. Family is great. Had fun building a Lego castle, watching movies including the Chipmunks movie. Went out for lunch with my grandparents had a really good beef curry soup. Then grandpa and I walked over to the art gallery.

-My amazing, wonderful, gracious cousin Bill allowed me the incredible joy of experiencing Firefly. He lent me the complete series with vows and promises to guard them with my life. I watch them all in the first 24hrs of me arriving home. The next day went out and rented Serenity. I know what I want for Christmas this year.

-Had lunch with Matthew Rose on my way to PA.

-Next big thing was Karen and Joe’s wedding. Everything was beautiful, a very happy day, and it was a good chance to catch up with other Bethany students. And I caught the bouquet, yeah!

-The 28th I started the longest day of driving in my life, PA to Sussex at once. To make it longer my engine light went on putting my car into a garage for a good three hours. Ended up being a good wait. The woman working cash is the children’s director at her church and we just shared ideas. The delay got me into Sussex at 2am it was a very long day.

-Spent a day and a half at Bethany, it was good to check up with some people. It was seminar week I missed Jen and Missy only downside of the visit.

-And I made it home. I’ve started work. It feels weird to be called Pastor Liz. Tonight will be my first youth night. Started reading Blue Like Jazz.

-Finished a few of my challeges 9, 12, 15, and 18.

That is all. Life is good.


matthew said...

that was a very good update Elizabeth. I am glad you are back online. Hope you have a great youth night tonight :)

Robin said...

Hey glad you're back in one piece, Pastor Liz. And Firefly is awesome, you are right.

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Steph said...

Wonderful to hear that you had such a great trip. i'm huge now! i'm going to be putting up a new belly pic before the weekend so you can see. i'm only two months away from my baby!

Jo said...

Liz! I"m so glad you get to start getting settled now. I can't wait to chat soon. I missed you online woman.

William said...


You watched all of Firefly in 24 hours, congrads Liz, hope you didn't cry too much during those two scenes in the movie. I wanted to :)

Glad to know you're back safe and sound and had a great trip.

Keep guarding Firefly, I hope to be out soon to get it back, and see you of course ;)


*Heathluvsing* said...

hey it was great seeing you at the wedding.

It also sounds like your having a lot of fun!

Steph said...


I got a package from you today my friend and it just made me so happy, especially the Totoro stuff, precious! thanks so much!

Oh, and I'm tempted to tell you that if you want your stuff you'll have to come get it ;)

sunshyne_beckie said...

Liz, it was great seeing you here at Bethany! Wish we could have actually had time to talk!

Maki said...

Yeah! you are back online:)
I wait to talk with you for a long time.
Talk to you soon:)

Aunt Sharon said...

Hi Liz Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your visit. Grandpa sends his love. As always it's over too soon. Love Aunt Sharon