Ohio Trip

The trip started with Rain.  Here we had stopped at the nearby convenience store for ice.


Ohio trip 1


 


We had rain for a while, but by the time we got to THE GAP, the weather was much nicer, and  the scenery was gorgeous!


Ohio trip the gap


 Ohio trip the gap 2


Ohio trip the gap 3


I love looking across the valley from the parking lot at THE GAP.  But, unfortunately, I wasn’t thinking at the right time and missed a picture of THE GAP itself.  For those of you who aren’t acquainted with this cut in the mountains” it is a tourist center that is also a Vietnam War Memorial.  And it is a beautiful, peaceful place.



We saw lots of nice fall foliage as we went, but many of my pictures did not turn out.  We got to Ohio on Tuesday evening, and Wednesday and Thursday were filled to the brim with things that needed doing.  We even got to have supper with Youngest Son on Thursday night, but I never had my camera out the whole time.  I should have been documenting some health related data, but I didn’t even do that.  We left Ohio after dark on Thursday night.  It was snowing a little bit.  We drove to Morgantown, got a motel for the night, then got on our way around nine on Friday morning.  Imagine our surprise to drive into Grantsville and find this:


Ohio trip 2


It was snowing right along when I took this picture through the windshield of our van.


 


We drove out of the snow and into sunshine eventually.  We saw some wonderful scenery along the way home, too.


Ohio trip 3


 


The miles clipped away, and we finally came into familiar territory.  What a good feeling it was to come around the corner at Abbott’s Pond.


Ohio trip almost home 3


Ohio trip almost home
Almost Home!!!


And so we came on down the road and around the corner, and our own foliage wasn’t too shabby, either:


Ohio trip almost home 1


And then there was our familiar fence and driveway, and we were home!


Ohio trip home at last


As we rounded the edge of our driveway, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of praise to our Heavenly Father for the Traveling Mercies, the enabling He granted us to deal with things in Ohio, and for the many, many miles driven together that were so comfortable and happy.  We have so much to be grateful for in this happy season.

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9 responses to “Ohio Trip

  1. your fall foliage is looking lovely I also really liked the first pictures of Abbotts pond!  The clouds on their look so nice!    The picture of snow I could do without  it just seems to early!  Glad you are home safe!

  2. Glad you are home safe and sound. Missed you. L.

  3. Great pictures!! So glad the blessing of the Lord was upon you for this “mission”.

  4. Nice pictures.There is no place like home though is there?

  5. Beautiful pictures – praise the Lord that all worked out well in Ohio!

  6. No matter where you go, there is always something so special about coming home again! Home Sweet Home!

  7. Your place looks so nice.  Sorry you didn’t have very nice OHIO weather.  I think you got our worst so far.

  8. Beautiful pictures.  It’s always nice to come home when you’re away and you have plenty to be thankful about.  Welcome home!

  9. Thanks for sharing pictures that show scenes we don’t have in our desert valley.  Simply beautiful reminders of my youthful years.  I am so glad you had a safe and beautiful trip.

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