Tuesday, March 27, 2018

NieNies Roadies Day 5

We drove in a downpour through the smoky mountains from Kentucky on Saturday night.
I will admit I was frightened.  The rain was falling fast 
and so hard that our windshield wipers could hardly keep up.
Our destination was Durham, North Carolina.

With 2 hours left in our journey, the rain was so
 heavy, and we just didn't feel safe, so we pulled into a convenient 
Church parking lot in Hickory, NC, and we
bundled up and hunkered down for the night.
It was very convenient because we woke up in the morning,
 walked 50 steps and into the chapel for church!
The people in the congregation were so friendly and kind.  
And we truly felt welcome.
There is something so comforting and inviting about 
The Church and it doesn't matter who you are and where you are in the world,
 the same gospel principles are taught.
It's truly a beautiful feeling.
Also, it was pretty fun to have Angus in our church photo.
Seeing our friends J & C has been the highlight of our trip.
Jordan had a delicious lunch set out for our families and 
was so gracious when Angus ran circles in her beautiful home.
Jordan is one of the most patient, humble, soft-spoken, smart, and strong
women I know.  I love her dearly.

And her husband, Craig, is just as wonderful.  
They are magnificent and generous
people in every way, and we are lucky to know them.

We drove to Duke Gardens with our dogs and children,
 we strolled and examined the amazing pathways
and their budding glory and spring color.

I really love North Carolina.  It is a glorious state!

Teachings from RMN:
Set in Order Thy House, October 2011
 "The family is the focus of our greatest work and joy in this life;
 so will it be throughout all eternity."

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