Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Sunday, 25 September 2016
It stopped raining in Salt Lake City mid morning on Saturday so once again we ventured out walking and walk we did. Ever corner presented something new to experience. As you can see it was cool after the rain, not a problem because there were many outdoor cafes to enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea.
Saturday, 24 September 2016
The Internet is very poor so posting is problematic. We are sitting in a mall with Internet now so will post some of the photographs we have taken today.
On a rainy day what would you have except ice cream.
A photograph from temple square in Salt Lake City.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Monday, 19 September 2016
The first thing we realized is that posting a blog when the Internet is unreliable well that's just a formula for disaster so when we have good Internet we will post some pictures and tell you about the wonderful things we have seen.
We picked up the I 80 around Jolliet Illinois and we have been travelling on it for the past 2 1/2 days. We have been amazed at the size of the fields. At times it's like looking at an ocean of corn and beans. Those are the two primary crops that are growing along the I 80. At some point sunflowers must have been grown because the ditches boast mile after mile of now wild sunflowers.
This is the third night that we put up our Rightline tent and we have it down to an art. We had no idea our tent and van combo would drawn attention. At each campground we were have been told it's the first time a set up like ours has come in. This surprises us because it's easy to put up and comfortable to sleep in the bed of the van on a futon mattress, ideal thing for baby boomers who don't want to give up camping and want to sleep off the ground.
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Day One September 17, 2016
|We left home at 5:00 am under a very threatening sky|
|And our first stop was for coffee of course!|
The beauty that surrounded us today
Our Home For the Night
and our New Rightline Gear Tent
The first campsite we were given was under a
Hedge Apple Tree
We were afraid if one of these seeds hit us well it would be lights out for sure!
Friday, 16 September 2016
Our Mennonite Church has a cupcake tradition on the Sunday that Sunday School starts up following the summer break. Our Granddaughters are now old enough they want to be part of church life and on the Saturday prior to the start of Sunday school we were making cupcakes.
We would like to credit the creator of the rainbow cupcake and try as we might we could not because Pinterest is full of rainbow cupcakes and each offers just a slightly different way to make them.
Our offering differs only in that we used Grandma's white cake recipe written down so many years ago that the paper is yellow and brittle with age.
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup egg whites unbeaten - about 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 different food colourings
- Mix all the dry ingredients together
- Into this mix the margarine, milk, egg whites and vanilla
- Mix until the batter is smooth
- Divide the batter into 4 different bowls and add the food colouring
- Using all of the colours in each cupcake paper fill 3/4 full
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
- Ice your cups cakes.
On Pinterest we also cupcakes baked in ice cream cones. We used mini cones note these may take longer than the cupcakes to bake - at least ours did.
From Our Table To Yours
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Sunday, 11 September 2016
The children’s story this morning was instructions in how a porter reuses the clay over and over again until the potter has created the vessel required for the need for the task of the day.
The children were amazed that the wet clay could be molded and remolded over and over again. That the clay is never wasted never tossed away.
We are the clay that God molds and when we fight against him, he does not throw us away nor does God place us on some shelf out of his sight to be forgotten. God places us on his work table always within sight always within reach, waiting until we are ready to be molded again.
God is always working in our lives ensuring our beliefs, values: our sense of ourselves and our entitlements are ready for his molding so we can in turn become the vessels of love he requires.
Our task as Christian’s is to embrace the potter’s hands, for is not the Whole World in God’s hands and with his loving embrace.