Sunday, August 26, 2012

Canyon City,Colorado

Although most of our sightseeing was on the Highway,driving from one service to the next without stopping, we as a family are so Grateful for the kind and generous Hosts and some God Given opportunities,to get out, make some  family memories and experience the" local color" at times, along the way, such as;
                                                            The Royal Gorge
Richie,Randall and Ranessa Yoder join our and Duane Mullet's Family on our day at The Royal Gorge.

Deborah and Brianna decide to brave the Sky Coaster plunge into the Gorge....some others were hesitant to spend $30.00 for a 5 min. thrill versus a day at Carrowinds,they said.  :) 

The view of the Sky Coaster from the cable cars...

Deborah pulls the Rip-cord
And they freefall into the huge Gorge till the swing is stretched out!

It's another place to Worship our Almighty  Creator God.
Why would I be under a black umbrella on such a lovely day? well...

I don't believe us that we need to have any fears or Phobias etc. And I enjoy a very healthy unhindered life that Ithank God for but I have one physical limitation in my body I have not been cured or healed from and it"s simply that if I'm in the direct heat or sun for an extended amount of time and I drink plenty of water I still usually end up with a Migraine caused from overheating,as I don't sweat like some can. So to avoid spoiling of all of our day by ending up Horizontal ;I take preventions to keep me from getting too much sun,and using water to cool my exposed skin from time to time,as much as I enjoy the warm sun on my face  and a good tan.Although I'd prefer this was a dainty and colorful parasol it worked spendidly for the intense heat and walking,thank God. I have since added Chai seeds to my water for Hydration as well and am open to any other nutritional tips from anyone.

The Timeless Memory Maker.....
Do you'all have such good memories of the carousal in your childhood as I do? Of course the most important part is having the admirers ,we love standing on the sidelines for us to wave to.
Late night talks around the fire pit,after eventful days,wonderful suppers and much kindness and Hospitality by Ron and  Rhonda and family.

Some good games of intense basketball to watch by  our" Little Men".
Deborah,Kelsey and Monica having Quality Time together.

Finally getting to Visit Art Knox's at their beautiful Ranch.

The view over Canyon City on the way home to Rons  from Arts on The Skyline Drive.

Then  Ron had us keep a day open for Recreation between services,touring the New Horizons ministry facilities and visiting people.Between rafting or 4 wheeling our group chose 4 wheeling,and  huge thanks to Rons and others who shared their ATV's for tour men and children to go on this long adventure in the hot, dry,high mountain terrain.

     The meaning of; another one"Bites the dust" came alive...
Now after 3 services in that area we move on over the Continental Divide to finish the rest of our tour...

The views and heighth was amazing that day..

From this point we were told the rivers run North and South on the different side of this mountain. Hense the name...Continental Divide.
Our rigs made it up but now to go down...With both our brakes smoking we try to slow enough to get off to the side  and were barely able to come to a complete stop to pull off. Men look,talk,we all get out,move and breathe in High Altitude thin air.

This beautiful  huge blue Lake was up there as a feast of refreshment  for weary travelors' eyes if you made it to the upper miles of the Divide.

We made it down and had a service at a Methodist Missionaries Retirement Village.We soon discovered they were the cream of the crop of our Lord's faithful according to their response and evident  love for Him.

The most meaningful things that happen in our lives usually we have no pictures from,right? When The Spirit does His moving no one wants to lift a camera  and spoil the Eternal with the temporal or moral, or try to capture,feelings,revelations,brokenness,joy and deep thoughts with a collage of color and objects or the shell we see of the people on the outside.So since our Photographer  stole one of a private behind the scenes moment....I will let it stand for all those precious ,important moments and events that we do not show or take time to expound on blogs. 

Like things Higher,things nobler.....Personal insights by the Holy Spirit through The Ancient Anointed Words on the privately owned printed page.My morning sips from a bone china tea cup given by a dear friend who's suffered much and loves more.Comfy Cotton" Old Vermont Country Store" Nightwear.The results of one who dreamed to buy and wear a western hat while we roamed the prairie ranches.One Child's Precious collection thrown from bunks in order to have room to sleep  in it the night before.A window to watch the world go by as He places vision and calling in a heart.A prayer for Wisdom heard. An Answer in silent Power and idea placed.Blankets to cuddle family members close in heart,warm,living bodies to have and to hold and souls to encourage and Spirits to strengthen and speak words of Hope and Faith to.

Let's be honest and Remember what or who is important.Lord I want my blogs to be pleasing to you...or it's vanity and even sin. Let the Words of my "blog" and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you oh Lord....that it may bring Grace to the "hearers".Miller Family in Canyon City,Colorado

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