March 29, 2009

Travel Blog – Days 3 & 4

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Wright @ 7:39 am

We are enjoying some beautiful weather down here, deep in the heart of Texas!  I’m very thankful God is allowing us to have such an enjoyable vacation.  Our hearts were warmed as we learned of the winter storm that hit our hometown of Gardner, KS!  They had freezing rain and snow on Saturday while we enjoyed the beach along Padre Island!

Day 3 of our vacation was on Friday.  We started the day by attending the official graduation ceremony at Lackland AFB.  The ceremony lasted for about 50 minutes and started at 9 AM.  Following the ceremony, we were able to tour the squadron where Travis has stayed for the past 8 weeks.  It was very interesting to see how many beds they stack in one room!  It reminded me of my days at God’s Bible School as a dorm student.  I used to think dorm life at Bible College was rough, but there is no comparison to what Travis has had to experience in BMT.  Travis had a Town Pass for Friday afternoon.  We all went down to the historic San Antonio River Walk.  We ate supper along the river before Travis had to return to the base by 7:30 PM.   We also gave Travis the family gift from us all for completion of BMT.

Day 4 was on Saturday.  Shawna and I decided to spin off from the rest of her family and take the girls down to the beach.  We drove about 170 miles down to North Padre Island.  The northern end of Padre Island has been preserved as a natural, uncivilized beach.  It was very interesting to drive along the Gulf of Mexico and see the beach as God originally created it and as it has been allowed to change over the years.  We learned that the beach is constantly changing by Mother Nature.  Luanna, Esther, and Julianna enjoyed wading in the water, collecting sea shells, and playing on the sand dunes.  Karson even had a blast sitting in the very soft sand and running his hands through it!  We drove around Corpus Christi Bay and even got to ride a ferry at Port Aransas!  Shawna wanted to eat at Whataburger, so we did that for supper.  They have kind of an interesting story and they first opened in Corpus Christi!  We logged over 400 miles, but had a beautiful day for traveling.  Again, the kiddos were fabulous little travelers.  However, by the end of the day, Shawna was very thankful we hadn’t decided to try and drive all the way to San Antonio from Kansas City!

I purchased my first ever Garmin GPS system for use on this trip.  Now I’m wondering how I lived this long without one of these handy little gadgets!  We found our GPS very helpful as we navigated through areas we’ve never been before.  When we wanted to find the Whataburger, we were able to look it up right on the GPS and it guided us to the nearest one!  Very cool!!  In addition to navigation, the Garmin serves as a high-tech trip odometer.  It tells you your current speed, average MPH, fuel use, etc.  Very attractive to a geeky accountant!

As always, my brain never stops working.  I thought about the “GPS” system that we as Christians have access to every day.  Thank God for His Word and the Holy Spirit who is there to guide us through the constantly changing pathway of life.  One thing my Garmin would do when I made a wrong turn is recalculate the route.  The voice of “Samantha” in the GPS would gently tell me how to turn around and get back on track.  I thought about the gentleness of the Holy Spirit and His patience with me every day.  I did notice that if I ignored Samantha long enough, she would just give up and let me go the way I wanted to go!  Yes, God will also do this if we insist on doing things our own way.  However, that isn’t His will.  He desires to guide each one of His children and to keep us on the straight and narrow way which leads to heaven.   “Enter through the narrow gate.  For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14, HCSB).

I’m very thankful for God’s faithfulness to my life and for His patient guidance on this journey towards heaven.  May God help me to be among the few that find the narrow gate and the narrow pathway that will lead me and my family safely to Heaven!



  1. Michael,

    Thanks for sharing. I am really enjoying your travel blogs!


    Comment by Vicki — March 29, 2009 @ 7:47 am | Reply

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  4. Nice to hear from you guys and know what you have been up to! Hope you took some pics of the beach in the natural setting.

    Comment by Sharmen — March 29, 2009 @ 1:02 pm | Reply

  5. This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

    Comment by matt — March 29, 2009 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

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