A Little Trip...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Colonel is back in Afghanistan.
He was home for 14 days.
We had a lovely little "vacation" from war.

While he was home we went back to this quaint town 
about 20 minutes up the road from us.

We had such a nice time.
Just the two of us.

Welcome to Jim Thorpe, PA...

The old train station...
Center of town...
The train that you can ride up into the mountains.
NO, I have not worked up the courage to ride this train!

Bed and Breakfast...
The restaurant where we had lunch...
View from across the street.
So pretty and quaint...
The balcony we had lunch on...
A wall of rocks.  
I love this!

An old airplane in front of an antique store...
My Colonel and me...
Thank you for all your kind words of welcoming home my Colonel.

He'll be home permanently sometime in January!

We have no clue what's going to happen after he's home. 
He's suppose to go back to his unit at Ft. Dix, but we found out he may
not be able to report until June.
Something to do with the way they're writing orders now. 

Which means the possibility of 4 months without work. 

"And today He walks beside me
For He knows what lies ahead
Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand"

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Lois, I know those 14 days with your husband had to seem to fly by...but I know you enjoyed every second of them. You guys looked like you had a ball in that cute little town in PA. I wish you well and will be praying for you, and your family! HUGS!

  2. That is such a cute town!!!! I pray you keep busy and get through this next cycle quickly!

  3. Oh Lois~ I thought he was home to stay. Bless your heart I will continue to pray.
    I am so glad you had this time together. You are amazing~

  4. I am new to you and hope you will come join me soon. I am loving the blog. The story about Jim Thorpe PA is so lovely. Thank you for sharing. I am praying for the Colonel. Blessings to you and yours. Anne

  5. Lois, I am so glad you had that special time with your hubby in that quaint little town. Looks like fun.

    I pray he will be safe and come back to you soon.


    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  6. Wow what a beautiful town! I am so glad you had a great visit and vacation. I'm sure your heart is sad that he is gone but I know the Lord will comfort you family! Blessings to you today.

  7. I know you and your children treasured that time spent with him, and we are all so thankful for his service. Wonderful photos. When my husband and I were first married, our apartment looked over a little park named after Jim Thorpe :-)

  8. i'm so happy for you!! What a wonderful get away. I will keep praying for you both. Thank Heavens you got to see eachother :-)

  9. What a darling little town. I'm so glad you got to spend some time together.

  10. Thinking of you lots Lois and it's good to hear from you again.
    What a quaint town to go to for a mini-vacation!
    Praying for you and your family,

  11. Have thought about you Lois and glad that you had the Colonel home for a few days. Will be praying for you and the Colonel's safe return.


  12. Lois,
    I can't even imagine how difficult it was to see him go back, but I do have an inkling of the magnitude of prayer support offered for your family. PTL
    Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos of your very quaint town. I so want to visit!

    Sending love and ((HUGS)) today~

  13. I sure like the looks of that little town! Yall look so young and happy; shoot, Lois, ride that train! :D I'm happy for ya!

  14. I'm so glad you got some time with him - just the two of you! 4 months without work???? Good grief. That's a serious bunch of crazy!

  15. How happy I am for you that you got this time. And what a darling, quaint little town. Sooo pretty. I will continue to pray for you all as he finishes up his time over there, and for the uncertainty of what lies ahead. You are right though, He holds you in the palm of His hand, so there is nothing to fear. Hugs, Debbie

  16. Will certainly be praying for you, that January comes quickly!!

  17. Beautiful pictures Lois. Glad you and the Colonel had such a great time together. He will be back soon for more funfilled get aways!
    Praying for his safety and your spirit while he is away.

  18. Well said dear sister of mine....all will be well. Just having Phil home with you is all you need, but money does help too!

  19. What a beautiful place to visit. I'm so glad you two got away to spend time together.

  20. What a beautiful town!! Looks like a lot of history...welcome home to your hubby!!
    And always trust in the Lord, He will get you through.

  21. I am so glad you and your precious husband got to get away for a while. Jim Thorpe, PA looks like a quaint little village that I would like to visit someday. I know all your blog readers will be anxiously awaiting January....and I hate January, but I'll love it for you!


  22. I am so glad you had such a wondeful time together, you look so happy, keeping you in our prayers. hugs.

  23. Jim Thorpe is beautiful! I live 10 minutes from there. I've already rode the train :)