Cool mornings are especially enjoyable, driving with the windows down you can hear all the sounds of nature. Lately, we have noticed a LOT of dragonflies swarming along the roads. This morning we heard roosters crow and lots of insects chirping and clicking. The colors along the road are especially beautiful, too. There are so many shades of green with all the trees, shrubbery and grasses and today the yellows, pinks, oranges, blues and purples of wildflowers along the road were beautiful. Today there was a new type of flower along the roadside, it looked like a cross of a hollyhock and a hibiscus flower. The picture doesn't do it justice.
I love to read the "DO NOT WORRY" section in Luke 12 that begins just before this in verse 22 and continues after. It always puts things in perspective for me. There have been so many times during this trip that there were places in the road where highways separate and we need to cross traffic to go left. Or when exit ramps happen on busy roads and somehow, the traffic just separates or no one is around! Then I think about that God parted the Red Sea for the Israelites, He can part the traffic for us!
As we continued on Hwy 60, we came down from the hills onto the river valley where we began to see farmland with crops. Some corn, some we couldn't identify.
We drove to Sikeston to stay at the Comfort Inn there, but mostly to pay a visit to Lambert's Cafe for supper, the only home of "throwed rolls". Yes, they throw rolls and they are warm and DELICIOUS!
It was another great day! Tomorrow we will be riding out of Missouri, our fifth state...hard to believe! Today at one point Russ raised his right hand and put up 2 fingers. I knew he probably wasn't giving me the peace sign, so I tried to figure out what he was trying to say. Later he told us that's when he hit 2000 miles for the trip! WOW! What a guy! We are so thankful to God for his guidance, protection, blessings and grace! Thank you for praying for us, we appreciate you!
Russ & Carol