Walkabout: Day 31, Creation

November 19, 2016 ~ Saturday

7a Morning Pages ~ Motel @ Florence, KY

I swear I could smell the coffee from my motel room, and I was certain it was 6:30a when I woke up the second time. I was supposed to have a coffee pot in my room, but no such luck. Instead, I have a tiny refrigerator and and microwave.

I’m surprised at only $51/night plus tax and a ten dollar pet fee. There is also a couch and desk area. I was quite comfortable for the evening.

I was able to stay awake until about 10:30p. I got my financial record caught up and a basic assessment of my food supply. I wanted to do some reading, but I just didn’t have it in me.

It felt so good to climb into the big king bed with a warm blanket and squishy pillows. I kept waking up with that thought all night long – how good it felt to sleep in a bed. Safe.

I will go to see the Art today, then I will head east toward Virginia. I have a sight selected in the West Virginia mountains that should be perfect. Only about four-ish hours from the Ark. The overnight low is forecast to be 29* with a chance of flurries. I will have to stuff my sleeping bag inside of Edward’s tonight. I will also mount my window blocks, both for the privacy and for the insulation. Maybe I will actually be able to do some reading tonight.

I am a little disappointed that I didn’t take more time in the Creation Museum yesterday. I was just so road weary and needed to unwind. Which I did.

I could go back today. The museum opens at 9a. I could take a good two hours to really absorb the exhibits. Then an hour to get to the Ark. That would put me at noon. Even if I spent four hours in the Ark, I would be on the road by 4p and to my camp before 9p, considering time to refuel and relieve myself.

There is no cell service at camp, so I would just bed down, maybe a little reading, and sleep. I would rise by 7a, hit the road by 8a, then four hours to Madison puts me at Cathy’s house at noon. Plenty of time.

I would like to see James and Pamela on Monday and head south to Myrtle Beach for the annual family Thanksgiving gathering on Tuesday. I’ll have to check schedules and camp sites to see if I can make that work.

Tamara is arriving in Myrtle Beach on Monday. Chele and her family won’t come until Thursday, so I think this is a good plan. I just have to check with the Lovings now.

Sounds like Cameron and Julia will be moving into a place of their own on December 5th. Julia made a post on Facebook indicating as much. How awesome is that?! I am so proud of Cameron for making that happen. They need to be living as a family, especially while Grayson is so young.

If I am able to crash on the floor or in the driveway, I can be there to help over the first couple of weeks – and to bond with my grandson. The closer this gets, the more strongly I feel that I need to move closer to Florida, so I can be a real grandmother to Grayson.

I have decided that I will go back to the museum today, with a fresh head, eyes to see and ears to hear. I will especially look deeply into the geological evidence for a young earth. This is a fascinating subject for me. Evolution is considered FACT, and those who don’t buy it are just fruity. But what does the actual evidence show us?

I truly am curious, and I want to study this question for myself. I have been on the Answers in Genesis website, and there is a ton of information that supports the idea of a young earth. but I don’t want to blindly believe either side of the argument. I want to study and draw my own conclusion. I ask for eyes to see and ears to hear the truth.

That means I will skip the shower today and use my dry shampoo. I just showered on Friday anyway! lol My clothes will be fine for another day, so I don’t have to dig my suitcase out either. Just a couple of trips down the stairs and I will be good to go.

This leg of my journey should be a little more relaxing. The decision to head north to Mason City was pretty taxing on me, but I am very glad that I went. I hope to keep most of the rest of my driving to thess than five hours each day.

I also was grateful for the splurge day with junk food eating, but now I am stocked again with fresh goods, and I want to get back on target. I would like a nice bowl of chili before I leave the Cincinnati area though. When in Rome, right? 🙂

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