Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A wonderful weekend in small town USA... last Thursday I boarded a red eye flight out to Pittsburgh, PA to visit my best friend Emily and her family. After a long flight we were on our way to a little town called Indiana. Emily & Gino just moved there in December from Texas. The Lord has blessed them in wonderful ways and provided a nice spacious home for them and their three kiddies. It was great seeing them all again. On the evening of July 4th we drove out to the middle of town to see the fireworks display. Saturday morning we drove out to a Mennonite farm to check on some furniture and then drove on to Smicksburg (Amish country). The countryside was absolutely beautiful and so green. Old fashioned horse and buggies passed us on the road and Amish farmers waved as we drove by their farms. It was almost as if you were transported to another time. The rest of the days I spent catching up with Emily, playing with the kids, watching fireflies and red robins (which we don't have in CA). Sunday evening Gino stayed with the kids so Emily and I could go out to dinner. We stopped by the middle of town to take the obligatory "touristy" picture by the Jimmy Stewart statue. Yes, Indiana, PA is the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart. Emily and I had great time talking, eating, laughing and crying together. All too soon it was time to come home. You can see more pictures here:

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