I thought I would give a peek into what the rest of us did while the van was getting doctored.
The van on the tow truck’s trailer looked a bit…precarious.
The kids seemed to think so, too:
We decided that our only option, after Ben/Dad and the van headed out, was to take a walk down the path by the river.
First we found a very old apple tree loaded with apples, and each had one. Yummy!
Then we found some pretty little snails:
It had been raining lightly for part of the morning (while we were packing up, wouldn`t you know), so the snails were out in droves. Cuter than slugs, although essentially a snail is a slug with a shell.
We found a spot for the kids to wade in the river–and throw rocks, of course (that’s what little boys do).
We then got a call that Dad was back with a rental vehicle: a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country with all the bells and whistles and only about 250 miles on it. Wow. We would have liked to take it home with us.
A new fuel pump later (yikes and ouch!), we were off and running.
We were thankful for how it all worked out in the end. The Lord was gracious to us!