I took this pic of a duck on the Rock River in Rockford, Illinois. More photos of mine can be found at my Flickr site. Taken with my Nikon D80. Comments?
Wow! What a great week we had on vacation.
Today was a travel day … all day. (Tuesday). Our flight left Chicago O’Hare Airport at 8:30 AM, was diverted and landed in Wichata Falls, TX because of bad weather at Dallas. We were on the ground waiting for 4 additional hours just sitting in the plane, almost 8 hours on that plane in total. They did give everyone 1 piece of Dominoes Pizza after three hours of waiting, though. 😉
Then on to Dallas where all of our flights were canceled. So we flew into SFO. That would have been fine, but for our luggage. It is now scheduled (we think) to go to Oakland sometime on Wednesday. Then they will deliver it to us.
We just got back from Target where Ginger got a shiny new curling iron and fresh make-up. She said she needed that to return to the real world on Wednesday. Hmmmm…..
Thanks for all the prayers, we are really rested.
Had a great time the past 3 days in Chicago and with our diversion on Sunday to the Indianapolis 500 where we witnessed first-hand … the DANICA MARCH! Can’t wait to see all of our California Family!
Oh, and here’s a quick photo of the Nintendo Wii Fit Car … didn’t leave the race very “fit” at all, eh?
Interesting day today (Tuesday). Ginger and I visited the grave sites of dozens of my family members on my father’s side. And I found out a lot of history about it. Although our name is not “Bastian” — the “Bastian’s” bought this farm land 152 years ago and started a cemetery that only allows relatives to be buried there. So that means that I am related to people who are documented and approved to be part of this family line. Pretty cool, eh?
Pictures will follow, but for now why not check out the link to the Google picture. It is in Hinckley, Illinois.
Or copy and paste this into your browser. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Hinckley,+DeKalb,+Illinois,+United+States&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,41.769040,-88.640300&t=h&ll=41.758108,-88.656578&spn=0.004002,0.009903&z=17&iwloc=addr
This sign is very close to our hotel.
My Grandma Ruth is hilarious. She’s 91 and aging, that’s for sure… but I could listen to her for a long time. She had Ginger really laughing by saying such random stuff.
Saturday we arrived just fine, drove from Chicago to Rockford. We had lunch with my brother, Steve, and one of his three sons, Michael, who is in 7th grade. Steve was driving through town and we’ll see him again on his return trip on Monday.
Right now is Sunday morning and in a couple of hours Ginger and I will be ministering at my mom’s church. Pray for us (if you read this in time) that the Lord will allow his servants to be instruments of His choosing.
I grew up about 90 miles from Chicago, Illinois. At about midnight, Friday, May 16, 2008 we fly out of San Francisco on a 10-day trip back home. Some pretty exciting things are coming together that you could sure pray about for our trip there.
1. Ginger and I will be guest speakers at my mom’s church on Sunday morning. I am bringing a powerful message from the “Lost” series we did at Central Assembly last year. Remember it? It had the video of me talking about “The Taste Test” and filling all those cups up and talking about Solomon? Ginger is planning on ministering the song she wrote called, “Let it Rain” as well.
2. I am going to visit a tree I planted at my elementary school — Maple School. When I think of me being a 3rd grader and 8 years-old — well it makes ME FEEL pretty old indeed. But there was a legacy left there for now two generations!
3. We plan on visiting my Grandpa and Grandma Hohm’s grave in Sycamore, Illinois. I remember every Memorial Day we would go there until I was probably 14 or 15 years old. One time this 1-hour trip took like 6 hours because our Toyota Crown Station Wagon’s carborator’s needle-valve kept sticking open and flooding the engine with gas. That gas back then? Probably 45 cents per gallon. NOW I AM REALLY FEELING OLD!
More to come … just bookmark this page or check in to http://chicago.revtim.com at any time for updates!