So, in order to keep my mind going and remembering things, I'm going to be blogging each night about this adventurous trip to Princeton. Outrunning the snow, getting to Princeton, enduring the snow(weather.com says Princeton could get 10-18 inches), and spending around 24 total hours in the car with a best friend.
Today was day 1 of the adventure. We decided a little after 10:30am to hit the road today and get ahead of this crazy storm. We are two very hard headed people and when we get our minds set to do something, we do it. Before we could leave our lovely sisters had equipped us with a first aid kit, roadside emergency kit, a box cutter, and a bottle of mace, so needless to say we are ready for anything.
The 7 hour drive from Hanover, Indiana to Somerset, Pennsylvania was long but a beautiful drive. Everything is covered in snow (including the entrance to the hotel!) but the roads were perfect. We did have a GPS malfunction when it decided to take us some back roads for a while, but we corrected it and in the end we still made it safely.
More than anything our prayer is that this is a time of discernment and a little get away from the craziness that Hanover has become. And so far is has been nothing short of a get away enjoying the beauty of the earth that God has blessed us with, enjoying the friendship we have, listening to one heck of a playlist of music, and loving every minute of it so far.
We were worried that all of this time in the car would turn us against each other, however, I report that there was only 1 argument in the first 7 hours...Rosa likes the air and I like the heat...in the end we settled in the middle (then I threatened to spray her with the mace).
Now the goal is to get a good nights rest and hit the road around 9am to make it to Princeton by 3, again beating the snow ;D...then we will have a day to enjoy the snow and Princeton Theological Seminary before our 3 days of events gets under way...
Thanks for all of the prayers, well wishes, kits, love, and support. We look forward to what God has in store for us in the coming week!
KP & RN