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Boler-ama

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We spent a few weeks at home.  Our journey has made us rethink what we really need to live so we are downsizing and uncluttering our home.  We took off in our trailer for a few days.  We went to a boler/vintage trailer rally in PEI.  We met some fantastic people and saw alot of unique trailers.  We were one of approximately 100 trailers.

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Meet friends James and Kathy…they joined us at the rally.  What a great weekend we had complete with fresh lobster, Acadian food, Acadian music and lots of great people.

We stayed at the campground at Abrams Village, PEI.  This campground is pretty basic but clean and well maintained.  We recommend this place.

Ecclesiastes 8:15  So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink and enjoy life.  That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.

Music…The Universal Language

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Mardi Gras is a big thing in the South.  Everywhere you go you will find Mardi Gras wreaths and trees.

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On Friday, we left Mississippi and drove to Breaux Bridge, Louisianna.  Most of the drive is one long bridge as you are driving over swamp land.  We were unaware that there was a hurricane warning for our destination.  Friday night was extremely frightening.  Extreme winds, cracks of lightening and thunder and intense rain.  When I asked Tat at what point do I make a run for the bath house, he replied “when you see a flying cow”  Many of our fellow campers who were in much larger campers looked to see if we were still standing in the morning.  There was another hurricane warning for Saturday but it was nothing like the night before.

Saturday, we went to Buck and Johnnys for some breakfast and live zydeco music.  It was fantastic.

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Then we travelled to Lafayette.    We went to the Vermilionville Living History Museum.  This is a walking tour of an old Acadian village.  It is a combination of original and replica buildings full of antiques.  They really do a fantastic job…complete with people in costume, vegetation and livestock.

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Meet Lynn…the village quilter.

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Meet Gracie and Dean.  We met them in the schoolhouse.  Dean is playing the t’fer. Gracie is a walking Acadian encyclopedia.

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This is a miniature cast iron stove.  Sales men used to bring these door to door so the customer could see what a full size one would look like.

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Meet Cliff.  He was busy doing wood crafts.

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This was a typical Priest’s garment.

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Tat is sitting amonst live bamboo.

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These trees have no bark.  They grew throughout the museum.

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Meet Cheryl Cormier.  We watched a fantastic Cajun jam session.  Accordians are a lead instrument in zydeco and cajun music traditionally played by men.  Cheryl broke that barrier making it acceptable for a woman to play the lead accordian.  She has won many awards.  We had the priviledge to hear her.  This jam session consisted of 17 guitars, 8 fiddles, 2 accordians and a t’fer.  Awesome.

We have eaten all kinds of cajun food while in Mississippi and Louisiana.  I even tried frogs legs….no gator though.  By the way, for anyone interested…squirrel hunting season is in the fall.

Tomorrow we leave for Texas.

                      No Christ…no hope                         Know Christ…know hope

And On This Eve

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Last night we went to Dade City, Florida.  We walked down Church Street. Appropriately named because it is full of churches.  There were lifesize postcards with seasonal messages, live music everywhere, the street was lined with candles and tonnes of lights and decorations.

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We were accompanied by friends.

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Complete with Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

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Yes…that’s right.  Welcome to The Christian Life Center.

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Tat and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  Hug tightly, love deeply and enjoy the moments.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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Spring Has Sprung

Spring is finally upon us.  Pretty soon we will be able to test run our trailer.  We have some smaller trips planned before we head out on our adventure in the fall.

We were able to save enough money to purchase a van.  Now, we are saving for the trip.

My Parkinson’s seems to have progressed past the medication dose that I was on.  I am in the process of increasing the dose.  There have been times that I feel so lousy that one has to wonder if the medication actually helps.  I have had confirmation that yes indeed it does.  I have also discovered that tremors in my hands during exercise can be slowed down by holding one pound weights during the exercise. We have also heard evidence that bicycle riding is suppose to help with tremors.  It’s a slow process but I’m incorporating that into my schedule.

There has been a lot of interest in our homeless project.  As a result we will have most of the items on our list for the backpacks.  We are putting together 5 children’s packs.  Below is a list of items needed for these bags.  If you are interested in participating, please contact us with what you would like to commit to purchasing.  Once we have a commitment, we will write the word done beside the item.  Items must be in our possession by October 1st, 2016.  The target age is under 10 years old and all items must be new and gender neutral.  Thank you for your interest.

  • 5 children’s backpacks or tote bags…done
  • 5 cuddly blankets…done
  • 5 kid’s t-shirts…done
  • 5 cuddly toys…done
  • 15 kid’s books…done
  • 5 colouring books…done
  • 5 box crayons…done
  • 5 kid’s pencil case…done
  • 5 box pencil crayons…done
  • 5 pencil sharpeners…done
  • 5 small books of blank paper…done
  • 5 sticker sheets/books…done
  • 5 small balls…done
  • 5 kid’s hairbrush…done
  • 5 kid’s toothbrush…done
  • 5 kid’s toothpaste…done

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.— Psalm 127:3-5

*Following when this was originally posted, the number of children’s packs has been increased to 10.  Also, the hats, scarves and gloves are now going in a separate bag.  Some of these bags will be including socks and some toiletries.  Praise God for the love of his children.