So, we took our last road trip back in November…it’s February now…it seemed like the longest few months ever, waiting to get back on the road. The days in the week before seemed to equally creep along.
Saturday evening we were so excited about getting on the road and opening the doors of our brand new church building, Woodstock City Church, that we could hardly sleep. Eventually we just got up at 5am and began getting ready to get out of the house.
We knew that we were going to be leaving right after church and did not want to go home to pick up the RV, so we took it to church with us.
With it being the first service at the new building, we knew that finding a parking spot would be difficult if we didn’t get there early, so we are glad we did. The parking team and traffic cops did a great job at making up a parking spot for us 🙂
After a fantastic opening worship service (https://www.facebook.com/woodstockcitychurch/videos/10153488645311376/), Gavin Adams’ (our pastor) message “Welcome Home” (http://woodstockcity.org/messages/welcome-home/you-belong/), and a great time of serving in our respective areas, we began making our way to our week long vacation spot in Tybee Island, Georgia.
Maybe it was because we were excited about being on the road again, or because we left later than normal, or some other reason, it seemed to take forever for us to drive the 315 miles to our campsite. Yet, it took a little less than 7 hours so we actually made good time. The kids are turning into Road Trip Warriors, they did not complain one single time!
The night was not over, however, as we had to de-winterize the unit, which we had never done before. This required a 40 minute trip for William, into Savannah to the local Walmart to pick up a longer water hose to fill up the potable water tank. But, the kids enjoyed a snack, while watching Frozen.
Through a bit of trial and error, we got it pretty much figured out, however, we still can’t figure out how to get our hot water heater working again, so that’s a bit of a bummer. But, thankfully there are clean, hot showers here at the campground!
For our monthly #15thfor15th date we took a trip to the Tybee Island Lighthouse and walked up the 174 stairs to the top. Thank God for the landings every 25 steps or we would have not made it to the top.
Looking from the pinnacle of the Lighthouse and noticing the surrounding areas, made us think about how awesome a privilege it is that we have the ability to travel and see the sights we have seen.
It was pretty windy and cold but we were able to take the kids to the beach! And, although, they weren’t able to get in the water or play with the sand, they were excited just to see the ocean and collect some seashells!
We have so much planned over the next 18 months and we cannot wait to begin this new journey and share it with those whom we love and who love us!