Thursday, September 29, 2005

Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Allene Teel

Courtney Gaines to be honored with baby shower

Carl and Pat Cothern enjoyed a vacation to San Francisco, Ca. recently.

Gary, Michelle and Hannah Teel enjoyed a vacation trip to Disney World in Florida recently.

Harold Fortner is a patient at Baptist Hospital, Collierville. A get well wish is sent to him.

Love and sympathy are expressed to the Loftin family in the death of their sister Mary Margaret. Services were held at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with burial in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Rev. Kevin Yearber officiated.

Eric and Amber Anderson are rejoicing over the birth of a son, Michael Bryson. He arrived September 14, and weighed nine pounds, two ounces. Grandparents are Larry and Mary Anderson and Bill and Paula Stephenson.

The ladies at Carey Chapel Baptist Church are honoring Courtney Gaines with a baby shower October 8, in the church fellowship hall.

Patrick McMullin is a patient at St. Francis Hospital after a car accident. Hope he will be better soon. He is the son of Walter and Beverly McMullin and grandson of Pearl and Tony Kelly.

Sunday evening, September 19, Carey Chapel Baptist Church enjoyed a pot-luck supper to recognize the church workers. There was also a time to share the vision for the church year.

Carey Chapel Baptist Church will be accepting resumes for church pianist. Resumes should be brought or mailed to the church office at 170 Carey Chapel Rd., Red Banks, MS 38661.

My 12th Day of Vacation

After a good night’s rest at the hotel in Needles, Ca. we are up early and on our way. Before leaving Kathy took pictures of Drake and me standing in front of a palm tree and again in front of the Arizona State Line sign. I also picked up a pretty white rock for my collection. This part of Interstate 40 is known as the Purple Heart Trail. The Black Mountain ranges are all around us. We are a few hours from the Grand Canyon, but have decided not to take time this trip to visit there. We will save this site for another time. I have seen enough mountains to last me a lifetime. We are all anxious to get home. In every state there are different formations of mountains. Before I made this vacation I couldn’t imagine all the beauty I have seen. To me it was like being in another world.

We stopped at a craft store for a break, but everything was very expensive and we only bought some candy to munch on.   

As we approached Flagstaff, Ariz. we could again see snow on the mountain tops as we traveled through the Kaibab National Forest. There are tall pine trees along the interstate. We stopped in Holbrook, Arizona for lunch in the Chevelon Canyon. The wind is very strong here in the canyon. Kathy filled up with gas for $2.39 gallon. At that time we thought this was expensive. At one point we exited to see petrified wood near the Petrified Forest National Park. We are getting closer to New Mexico and the elevation here is 6,000 feet. Off in the distance to the south we can see smoke from wild fires we have been hearing about on the news. 

We stopped at the state line of New Mexico and took pictures again and I picked up more pretty rocks for my collection. We came through an area called the painted desert. We stopped at a Native American store and bought gifts to take home. We have made it to Gallup, New Mexico, a big town, and are 210 miles from where we plan to spend the night. Outside of Gallop is the San Mateo Mountains. It is a beautiful range with the highest peak being over 13,000 feet. Albuquerque is the next big city we travel through. Here we crossed the beautiful Rio Grand River and we are still 100 miles from our destination. It has been a long day and we have traveled about 10 hours. We stopped to get some sandwiches and eat as we travel the last few miles before we arrive at our destination at Santa Rosa, New Mexico. So far we have traveled 3,826 miles since we left Mississippi. We all went to bed early and no one had to be rocked asleep this night.

I will tell you about the 13th day of vacation next week.

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