couldn't wait for the day to arrive....
I was up early, showered .....wanted
to be out the door by 9:00....
I paused, remembering to pray for
Julie and her exam today.....stopped at my daughter's
apartment to pick up her camera, then rushed back to
the house (I forgot my bible), made a quick stop at the
gas station and was on the road......
ten minutes into my drive, I realized I had no pen in the
car, so I spotted a Tim Horton's, grabbed a cup of coffee
and one of their bananna nut muffins...and bought a $2.99
souvernir pen, unbelievable!!...but to be expected for the NYS
Thruway......by now it's 9:40 and I am behind schedule...
I managed to make it to Buffalo by 10:40, (excellent time);
by the time I got on I290 the skies had turned black and I
was in the middle of a torrential downpour... By the time I
got on the Robert Moses Parkway, it was
more than a downpour, I actually pulled off the highway
and sat...I know not the smartest thing to do but everyone
else was........so do as the Moses' do !
It was after 11:00 when I finally made it to Niagara Falls
and now I needed to clear customs.....it took a while to get
through...not because there were long lines, but I was having a
real tough time understanding the gentleman and had to ask the
guy twice what he was saying and he was getting frustrated with me...
but once we got through the "where have you been all your life"
and "do you have any weapons"..."uhhh....only this silly pen that says I love
the NY Yankees...is that weapon enough?"...so much for the frivolity
and THEN I asked him the quickest route to Niagara On The Lake and
he said he didn't know and even if he did, he didn't give directions....
it holds up the line...(I should have known better)
but the lady in the building right over there....SHE DOES....
hmmmmmmm ok...thank you.
Anyways....the lady was very nice, but I read her directions wrong
turned right and should have turned left....so now I am still forty minutes
from my destination....I am very late for my 11:00 lunch.....no problem though....
cause I met three of the sweetest ladies ever......
Yeah...my friends...I had the pleasure of meeting our wonderful Pal
and sister in Christ...the one and only Terry...Mrs. Shirkie...
and her beautiful sister Betty
and their gracious mother that we know and love as Mom Golden.....
We enjoyed a delicious lunch, talked and laughed;
strolled the afternoon away, stopped into a hat shop, Mom Golden was treated to a new hat,(quite stunning I might add)
handed out verse cards to anyone willing to take our picture....
stopped to pet a dog named Daisy, marveled at the beautiful flowers,
and lovely buildings...I love architecture
relaxed in a nearby park, jumped into the wading pond (well not really, I am much too old to be jumping into a wading pond !!!)
It was the most beautiful day....full of all God's beauty, the sunshine, rain, clouds, a warm breeze, friendship, we laughed, talked, shared the Lord, wisdom, stories, husbands, children, church. It seemed as though we had known each other all our lives....We agreed we have to do it again soon....
Terry, Betty and Mom Golden, thank you for a blessed day......
I drove past the Falls before I headed back to the States....they are absolutely
spectacular..God is so good !!!
posted by donna