Yesterday, I mentioned that we had driven on into New York and were staying with a very nice couple who had graciously agreed to host our family. Well... we just had a day where we were treated like royalty! Here are Wendy and Gary:
Here's another example of their generosity- we have a prop that we've been having issues with. The wheels just don't seem to want to hold in the (probably cheap) steel. So, I had a plan to fix it today and when Gary asked what we were going to do during the day, I mentioned repairing the wheels. He immediately asked what kind of wheels I needed. This morning, he spoke with the pastor of the church and before I knew it, pastor Adam came to the house with new wheels and hardware! Can you believe that?
Gary also took us to see the dairy farm where he works. If you ever get the chance to see one of these, I'd highly recommend it. We were shown how the 4,000 cows (yes, 4,000!) are milked 3 times every day. The cows enter a carousel-type setup and go for a slow ride around the circle. Automatic milking machines are hooked up and take care of everything. It's quite the sight!
When we arrived back, Lydia caught one of the tiniest frogs I've ever seen:
We're really having a great time on this tour. Today was show number 18, and while it feels like it's flying by, it also seems like a zillion years ago that we were in Alaska. We're staying tonight in Utica, New York, and tomorrow is Vermont- another state that none of us have ever visited. We can't wait!