USA Road Trip!!!

So, it is almost time for another aDvEnTuRe!!!  As you may know, we have a HUGE bucket list.  One of our top "life" goals is to do a USA Road-trip.  Since our last day with OM Ships is August 31st and our first day of our next job doesn’t have a start date yet, we are going to head out for the month of September!  We are going to loop towards the South on the way to California and then loop towards the North on the way back to South Carolina.  Our hope is to stay with friends and family as much as we can and when we can’t, we hope to camp in State Parks across the country!  So, if you live in one of these states and are willing to host us or if you have friends or family that would be willing, please let us know! Although our list may become shorter or longer, here are the states that we are planning to drive through:
1. Georgia
2. Alabama
3. Mississippi
4. Louisiana
5. Texas
6. New Mexico (Carlsbad Caverns)
7. Arizona (Grand Canyon National Park)
8. California (Yosemite National Park/Redwood National Park)
9. Oregon (Crater Lake National Park)
10. Washington (Mt. Rainer National Park/Olympic National Park/North Cascades National Park)
11. Montana (Glacier National Park)
12. Wyoming (Grand Teton National Park)
13. Nevada (Las Vegas)
14. Utah (Zion National Park/Arches National Park)
15. Colorado (Rocky Mountain National Park)
16. Kansas
17. Missouri (St. Louis Arch)
18. Illinois (Chicago)
19. Indiana
20. Tennessee (Great Smoky Mountain National Park)
21. Kentucky (Creation Museum)
At this point we will see how much of September/our money is left.  If we have enough money and month to continue, our road-trip will continue to:

22. Ohio
23. Pennsylvania
24. New York
25. New Jersey
26. New Hampshire
27. Massachusetts
28. Maine


In Fact:

As of April 2012, there were approximately 7 billion people on Earth. About 750 million (or about 11 per cent) are willing to claim Jesus as personal Lord and Saviour. Just over 50 per cent of the world's population (or 3.5 billion people) have not heard the gospel, and most of them do not have a realistic opportunity of hearing it.


Out with the Old and In with the New

So...have you heard that "nothing ever disappears from the Internet?"  Apparently, that is a total lie!  Exactly eight dreadful days ago, I deleted my beloved blog...yes, that's what I said...deleted...dead...gone forever.  If I had known how I killed it, I could have (I assumed) gone back and re-done whatever I did.  But, since I never knew what I did, I never could go back and fix it.  I contacted ANYONE and EVERYONE who might have an idea of how to help me do some quick time travel.  NO ONE could help me.  I even emailed back and forth with "the pros", who also have no clue what I did.  So...goodbye forever, Sailing with the Stewarts...you taught me a good lesson..."But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal (Matthew 6:20)....(and where your blog will not be deleted FOREVER (1 Emily 2:37)).  On a more positive note, I guess this was perfect timing...compared to other timing?...because I was looking for a change anyway.  Since we are leaving OM Ships and wanted to get away from the ship themed blog title, we chose a new one...drum roll please..............................................introducing the new and improved Stewart blog....................Simply Us!!!  Thank you Minnimie Murphy for the perfect title replacement...WE LOVE IT!  So, out with the old and in with the new!