Day 8 everyone awoke in much better spirits (especially me). And after a quiet morning of reflection and reorganizing my goals and priorities, I was ready and I believe we were all ready to make the most of each challenge and opportunity.
Our little motel was located on a hot springs so we all took a dip in the morning before breakfast. Then we took a little walk through the motel’s backyard.
We packed up and headed to Death Valley. It is amazing to think that a people group learned to survive and thrive in this area. Not only have people learned to survive in this environment but God has made a way for many animals to adapt to this harsh land. The most interesting we learned about is a little snail that lives in the waters around the desert. We did not see any but it was amazing to think that God has made a way for such a delicate creature as a snail to survive here.
Halfway up the rock face above is the sign you see down below. Far out in the field you see a Big Dune. That is literally what it is–a big dune out in the middle of rocks and clay. We finally made it to Nevada. We called it a night just outside of Las Vegas in Henderson. Tomorrow is a big day as we visit the Hoover Dam and head into the Grand Canyon. As I say good night, I count my blessing because they are so many. The six above are so precious to me. And I am also so blessed and thankful for Tobin, his vision and leadership for our family and willingness to take a risk and go where God is leading. I am so blessed to be going down the road of life’s adventure with the 7 people I love the most.