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I’m posting tonight from Alabama – Fort Payne, to be exact. It sounds like it would be a great spot for the WWF to host a Cage Match. Caro and I concluded the Relationship Weekend with Axis this morning (Saturday) and went straight to the Biltmore Estate for the afternoon. It is still the largest home in America, built by George Vanderbilt. It was constructed with the latest in modern technology, including electrity, an in-house intercom system, phones, toilets, etc. It’s amazing and stunning.

From there we decided to head home down Highway 74 which took us meandering down some absolutely gorgeous mountain beauty. I fell in love with Murphy, Tennessee, pledging to move there if everyone else in Journey will join me. Just down the road from there, you can jump in a kayak and go white-water rafting. Or you could hop in the car and be in Atlanta, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Asheville, or Birmingham in the span of 1-2 hours.

We began driving with the sunroof down when dusk hit so we could hear the symphony of crickets, frogs, locusts, and birds in the waning light of the day.

We made it to Chattanooga for supper and fell in love with the downtown area there. We ate supper at Easy Seafood Company on the outside veranda and people-watched over our dinners. Because the city is such a touristy area, we had to zip down I-59 to Fort Payne to find a vacancy (we didn’t have this part of the trip planned via Expedia.com).

We should be home Sunday evening. We are so grateful for the hospitality of the folks at Axis. The collegians and singles there were great. North Asheville Baptist Church was wonderful for allowing Axis to use their amazing facilities for the weekend. Thanks! We were humbled to be able to watch the Lord use Caro and me to minister to the lives of the folks there. It was a great weekend. We’re going to miss not being at Journey tomorrow a.m. for worship, but we are expectant for God’s continued working there.

Nuff said for this trip-log.

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