Welcome to our Adventure...

We packed up the kids, dog and the trailer and headed out for adventure, learning and helping others. During our adventure we will try to update this site as often as possible to keep everyone interested involved in our travels and to keep a journal for ourselves. The plan is to be working, schooling, helping and sharing on the road for a year.
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Morning on the Farm and Then a Long Drive

We arrived early at the farm to see if there was any way for our family to help in the "deconstruction mode" from the weekend's activities. We took down a couple of tables and threw away a few papers and Spencer did a little sweeping of the porch and then it was time for the Sunday morning church service in the tent.

A father-daughter duo led the singing for the worship service, one playing guitar and one bass guitar. Afterwards there were a couple speakers. They were both down to earth and relate-able guys who managed to challenge us to examine different things in our lives.  One challenged us in our thinking about technology and how it can be such a time waster. The other challenged us to be "good neighbors", literally and figuratively.

The last part of the Weekend on the Farm was where Arlin had us all sit with our chairs in a big circle. He went around with his notebook and asked each one of us to give him one goal that we felt challenged to work on in our lives as a result of the time spent there. He wrote it down and promised to hold us EACH accountable with quarterly email check-ins to see how we are doing. That was a stretch to share in front of everyone, but there's definitely a more likely chance that each of us will succeed in our goals due to that accountability.

When the session was over, we were provided with yet another meal. Arlin and his wife and their small group members went to so much work this weekend and it was all out of the Sorensen's pocket. Someone did take an offering for Arlin, but everything had been provided free of charge to the weekend participants. We enjoyed talking with another new couple at lunch. They were very supportive and excited about the trip we've been on which was an encouragement.

As we got ready to leave the farm, we had to say goodbye to the Schoolcrafts which was sad. We sure had a good time camping with them and getting to know them better over the last week.

Spencer just had to show us the crashed spaceship that he'd discovered down in the woods from where the activities had taken place on Arlin's farm. With visions of Superman in our heads, we headed down to see it.

We got into the Yukon, headed back to Prairie Rose State Park so that we could quickly pack up the trailer and make the long drive to our next stop, the location of which we weren't sure. We had paid to stay tonight at the campground, but decided that we'd rather get to the next stop so that Brock could have a full, uninterrupted work day on Monday as his first day back after vacation time.

We drove for between five and six hours. We stopped once for gas and a bathroom break. We stopped again for gas and dinner at the Panda Buffet in the buzzing town of Cozad, Nebraska. Turned out the buffet wasn't open, but the food came out pretty quickly and it was actually good. We ordered four dishes and split them up between us and we ate every bite. On the road again, we crossed into a new time zone. We completed the drive, arriving at Sleepy Sunflower RV Park at just after 8 pm local time. We got setup in the dark, using our awesome headlamps that Grams and Gramps got for us, and headed for bed.

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