We returned to Pittsburgh last night for a comfortable stay in a motel by the airport before Maggie flies out today and Karen returns home with Wonder strapped to the top of her car. We have many people to thank for their support along the way and we will spend time in the next weeks writing about that so please stay tuned even though we are off the river.
Most especially, we want to thank our families for supporting this wild journey of ours. Our husbands have supported this journey for ten years usually thinking we are brave and sometimes crazy. Our children, we think, always think we are crazy. Karen’s husband Mark has served as our meteorologist and reconnaissance man using Google Earth to seek out places to camp ahead of us. Maggie’s husband, John, is our anchor at home, sending encouragement and prayers our way. Chelsea, our IT person, keeps up the blog as we travel and Kyle got up at 5:15 am to transport us to the river, then spent 5 hours to come pick us up. Kira and Jordan (as well as Chelsea and Kyle) just roll their eyes as they hear our stories and tell their friends about our trips…and we laugh at that and find support as well.
We think of all who have tuned into our blog and who have prayed for us and hurrayed for. We thank you for that encouragement and support. Today we will begin to think of how and when we can get into the Ohio River in Powhatan, Ohio, and continue this journey which has become a metaphor for our lives in so many ways.