Scraaaaaaaaaape…ugh.

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You’ve seen this image waaaaaayyyyy too often on The Travel Bags, haven’t you? Yes, another issue befell us on the east coast. This time a severely sloped driveway into a church bent our jack 90 degrees, rendering it useless. The base facing Steve is supposed to be facing the ground. See: Good jack, bad jack….

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Someone Asked If We’d Been Raptured

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It’s been a while since we’ve posted here at The Travel Bags, and here’s why: Christy’s computer died after the last post. You can’t publish to a blog without a computer. We tried mental telepathy, but it didn’t work. Then, Christy and Ellie flew to Wisconsin for a week for Christy’s grandfather’s funeral. The blog…

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Time Off at Givhans Ferry

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Because we weren’t booked anywhere for Easter and didn’t want to take up any extra parking spaces at the church where we sang for Good Friday, we camped out at Givhans Ferry State Park for a few days. We took a few days off of school and had a forced work break because there was…

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Easter in South Carolina

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It seemed appropriate that the church where we spent Easter had the same name as the church where we spent Easter for twelve years in Nevada—Beautiful Savior. A beautiful name for a beautiful event celebrating the beautiful acts of a beautiful man. We couldn’t get into any of the churches for Steve to sing this…

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Trailer living requires a few compromises, like no eight-foot Christmas tree in the front window and no stockings over the mantel at Christmas, and no egg dye at Easter. Why? Because we’re mean parents, and because our dinette area is upholstered. Let’s pause over that for a moment. The RV sleeps ten people, implying that…

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Gospel Food

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You would think that, by the title of this post, we indulged in some gooooooood southern cooking during our four months in the South. You would be wrong. We have yet to experience southern cooking. Yeah, bummer. But, the Gospel we’re talking about is even better. It’s the Good News Gospel! While we keep an…

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Tennebrae

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Good Friday is one of our favorite church services of the year. This year we were at Beautiful Savior in Charleston, South Carolina. The weather was rainy, but the service was beautiful! All The Travel Bags enjoyed the experience. The final words of Christ were read from Scripture throughout the service, and a candle on…

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Palm Sunday and Irmo

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Holy Week opens with Palm Sunday. Biblically, that is the day that Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey and was hailed and welcomed by many as they laid their cloaks and palm branches on the road ahead of him. I always thought that would trip his mount, but I guess that’s why he chose a…

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Chimney Rock in North Carolina

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By the time we get moving and arrive at our destination, it’s usually time for lunch. That’s why our adventures almost always begin with a picnic. Don’t our cafeterias have the best view? It sure beats those puke-green brick walls in my high school cafeteria. This is just a little side destination before hitting the…

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Food and Friendship in South Carolina

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Sometimes we get a little spoiled. If you’ve been paying attention, you know that we were on a highly restricted diet with Hannah. The good news is that it helped Hannah and Eliana. The bad news is that it increased our grocery budget by a huge chunk, like 50%. Of course, it doesn’t help that…

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