Friday, January 24, 2020

Revival In Pictures - Bernice, Louisiana

With our photographer on vacation this week, it required a little more concentration and effort on our part to have enough pictures for a Revival In Pictures post this week. Thankfully, Pastor Brandon's daughter and a few others helped us out. I did add a few pictures, including the food pictures.😆

We had a wonderful few days with the fine people of Abundant Life Holiness Church in Bernice, Louisiana. As I mentioned earlier, this was our first visit to this church, but we have known a few of the folks for quite some time. We appreciate them opening their arms to us and accepting us so well.

Don't tell Odie, but while she was on vacation, we made it just fine with a little help from our friends.

We appreciate Pastor Michael Brandon and his family for inviting us into their home and into their church for revival. May God bless them all for their kindness. We look forward to coming back again.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

More Fun On The Road

$5 Part Installed
Monday was the warmest day of the week in Bernice, Louisiana so I needed to tackle the windshield wiper repair. Our next travel day is nearly 400 miles and there is a 100% chance of rain. Yep, time to get it done. 

I borrowed a ladder from Pastor Brandon, gathered a ratchet, socket, screwdriver and small pair of Channellock plyers and waded in.

I said it was the warmest day of the week, but it was only 50, very windy and the bus was in the shade. That grew a ten minute job by a few minutes, but we got it. I also changed the wiper blade.

Broken part and a new part.

I will replace the unbroken bracket on the passenger side when it is warmer.

More Fun
Sunday afternoon the drive to Bernice Louisiana was smooth and uneventful for us, but not so smooth and uneventful for a guy we were following. Between Farmersville and Bernice, this nice older GMC pickup pulled out on the road and we followed him for a few miles.

The truck was bouncing from white line to yellow line like a pinball so I backed off and let him have room to bounce.

Later, I was so glad I gave him some room. He was bebopping along and all of a sudden his hood flew up. The dashcam caught the moment it happened.

Here it is zoomed in.

He quickly pulled over and there happened to be a wide spot in front of him where I could pull over too.

Can you see that the hood is not only flung open, but it is hanging completely wopperjawed? It is hanging by the hinge on the passenger side. The driver's side hinge is up in the air.

I do not know if the hood latch in front was undone and as the hood came up, the bolts on the main hinge on the driver's side were sheered loose or if the main hinge came loose first, but it was a mess.

Fortunately, the driver was able to see how to pull over and somehow the windshield avoided getting broken. The hood itself was bent a little, but was in remarkably good shape. The big hinge was bent so I bent it back toward normal and we were able to set the hood back in place without scratching either of the fenders or the hood.

It would not go down enough in the front to latch so we tied the latch to the bumper with a rope. He was good to go, so he went.

I do not love huge rims and ultra thin tires, but the truck was beautiful. Turns out it was a 1977 GMC Cheyenne 10

Like I said Tuesday, it is never boring out here on the road.😇

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Vintage View Vednesday - More Montana 2007

Last week on Vintage View Vednesday I posted pictures from the beautiful state of Montana during our trip in the fall of 2007. Today I have some more pictures from Montana during our week of revival that trip. I will provide some running commentary along the way.

KJo is always telling people to lean over or make a funny face for pictures. The Metzger's are always game for a good time!

The scenery in Montana nearly takes my breath away every time.

Twins separated at birth?

One day the Metzger's drove us down the valley on HWY 93 all the way to the Idaho state line.

The candy store in Darby!

One day, Dad and I drove west of Lolo on HWY 12 to Lolo Pass and the Idaho State line. Lewis and Clark and their expedition camped near Lolo and went through Lolo Pass.

After church one night, Dad and Mom treated us all to McDonald's.

Wow! The Metzger children have all grown up. We need to go back to McDonald's someday and recreate some of these pictures. Look at these pictures from the fall of 2019 for comparison.

I love these pictures. Thank you for joining us on Vintage View Vednesday. See you soon.