Thursday dawned bright and beautiful with barely any wind. We had decided on Wednesday evening to spend the day recovering from the wind, hills and turns from the trip that day. So, after getting some breakfast and taking down the laptop to connect with others, Laurie quickly became frustrated with the connection. We were connected but no internet. After talking some we decided to pack it up and move on. Got everything ready to move in only 1 and a half hours as checkout was at 11. Someone decided she had enough of my driving the previous day and volunteered to take the wheel and give me a break.
At the mechanics s shop the van was put in right away. He also assessed the problem as a disintegrated tensioner wheel. It looked like the belt was fine. He called the parts place and they happened to have the part. It was sent for and was able to be replaced and fixed within an hour to an hour and a half. Laurie had the girls get lunch at the truck stop while they waited. By the time the camper came up the van was fixed and I was off to get the girls. We were also able to witness and talk to the tow truck driver and mechanic about the answer to prayer they were. It was just wonderful the way everything came together to get us back on the road without a long wait. So, after I picked everyone up and we got started again, we determined to continue rather than call it a day even though there was a camp ground just down the road from us.
Starting again it was about 5:30. Just down the road the bluffs here were beautiful.
We came across a National Wildlife Refuge. Of course we would have to stop as we are not just out to minister but to teach our children concerning life and the world Elohim has given us. There were all kinds of birds, mostly shore birds we were told. It seems the Snow Geese had left for colder climates already. (I don't know why they would want that, we left for warmer climates).