Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Acting like a Tourist

Today Paul Burton, Marcia, and I hiked up the falls at Roaring Run. It was a spectacular hike. We hiked higher up the falls than I have ever been. The early spring colors are very vivid and we were the only ones in the park to be hiking today. It was absolutely breathtaking so we broke into singing the Doxology as we walked along. "Praise God from Whom all blessings flow" fit with the sound of rushing water perfectly. We topped off our hike by stopping by the White Oak Tea Tavern for a late lunch. We had worked up an appetite and the Hot Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad with Lemon-Mango Tea is what I would recommend! It was delicious. I have never been to the Tea Tavern so I am enjoying our community the way a tourist would. It has been so much fun. I feel like I am waking up every day to "play" tourist, and I sure am enjoying my vacation!

Tomorrow I will be leaving in the morning with Marcia and Qavah to drive to Charlottesville for Qavah's big appointment with the University of Virginia Pediatric Clinic. She has just one kidney. By finding out how her kidney functions there may be a clue as to what is happening in her body. She will be having more lab tests and an ultra sound so we have prayed for her bravery. When our appointment is over I will show Marcia around the university area and then we will visit with Aunt Jacquelyn and Heather in the Charlottesville area. All of us girls prayed together before heading off to bed tonight. We had many things to be thankful for in this day, and we requested safety for our trip. Lord willing, and in His strength, we will have another adventure tomorrow.