Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday 6/14/09 - "ANOTHER DAY ON THE ROAD"


Hi everyone,

Well, it's "day 5" of our road trip. What a wonderful time I've had since arriving here in the "Land of Lincoln". Meeting bloggers and lots of other AA folk at a wonderful outdoor barbecue at the home of friend and fellow blogger, AKAnnie, was worth the 1200 mile trip. Met a fellow blogger from Canada who traveled more than twice that far to attend this sober gathering. The plan is to meet him this Sunday morning at a small little Catholic Church in town before leaving for our next stop.

After mass we'll be on our way to about 30 miles from here to visit "Our Lady of the Snows Shrine" in Belleville, Illinois. We've been there twice before over the last few years and it has become a very special destination. I'll try to get some pictures, but I know they will not be able to fully capture the beauty, peace and serenity of the place.

We've found several AA meetings in the area during past visits. I'm sure we'll make our way to a meeting today, tomorrow, or both....looking forward to that feeling of "being at home" that always happens in an AA room no matter where it is being held.

We'll be staying at the Shrine Hotel right on the shrine grounds with a restaurant and church within walking distance just across the road.
We'll be there till Tuesday when we'll be back on the road and headed to stay with one of my sponsees for a few days. She and her husband have a newly built home on the top of a mountain in the Smoky Mountains of N.C. What a gracious offer for us to visit. God is good.

Signing off from our Super 8 motel in the middle of the corn fields,

Prayer Girl


Findon said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip. Thank you for the kind comments, keep posting about your trip. its lovely to hear about especially as the distances are so large. In england you can travel from one end to the other in a day if you really wanted to. That takes the excitement out of being on the road somewhat. So I will live my road trip through youi and hubby. Regards to you and Steve. Take Care

Steve E. said...

"In the middle of the corn fields" is absolutely correct description. There is even corn growing in the motel's "Quad"...

Thanks PG, for recounting our trip (not troop) movements. I can just blog away about PEACE and LOVE, of which both I pray for you, and give you, today.

Gin said...

Sounds like the trip is going beautifully! I am so glad! Enjoy your corn fields. You'll miss them when you get home!

Tall Karen said...

Thank you so much for the B-day greetings! 5 years ago today, there were no calls or well wishes. Just me and God...having a talk about how He was going to fix me...because I finally realized I was powerless and beyond human-aid.

Your trip sounds wonderful! I look forward to hearing more about your adventures! Don't you just love visiting new AA meetings while traveling? I am always in awe at how "at home" I feel, no matter where I am. May God bless you and keep you safe!


Just Be Real said...

Did not Hollywood make a movie about corn fields. A guess a couple of movies, that is.

Sounds you guys are having a great time. Thanks for sharing dear one!

Blessings to you and Sweet Stevie!

Carol said...

I moved away from corn fields but that was before I discovered 12 step so I sometimes wonder if I would have traveled so far from 'home' had I a program in those days. Tell Steve I have no idea what fref desktop or E anonymous e-mail is--you two are way over my head!

Shadow said...

nice trip, but have you heard of 'the children of the corn'? (insert scary music here, heee heee heeee). be safe...

Syd said...

Watch out for those 'children of the corn'. Glad that you are having a good trip.