A Full Circle

No, We actually haven’t travelled a full circle.. We breezed through the rest of Kansas.. Stopping at Boot Hill and Front Street in Dodge City, and admiring sunflowers along the way…

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We tore through Oklahoma, eyeing the storm beside us and ended up entering it, and driving about 30 miles through pitch darkness. My first experience with a dust storm. I wasn’t overly comfortable with the situation, and was thankful that there was a trucker (or an angel.. maybe both) fearlessly leading the way…

Today we sailed through New Mexico, which was a new experience for me- I’m so excited to add another state to my collection.. 🙂 And entered beautiful Colorado. Spotting all kinds of wildlife, and gorgeous scenery everywhere we looked. We stopped by The Great Sand Dunes tonight and were properly sand blasted.. But it was great, just the same.. And the clouds tonight…

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The Full Circle part showed up from Texas. We visited Full Circle Jerseys and were given a wonderful tour by a sweet lady. The operation is very impressive, and I was just amazed at the wonderful professional job they do at producing milk for the world. They milk a mere 3200 cows.. My brain is boggled. And only have 1000 baby calves.. Every thing they do makes a full circle.. They recycle water to wash down the barns.. Whey from their milk that goes right down the road to the Cheese factory gets put on the field for fertilizer.. Etc Etc..

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Then we ran a full circle attempting to catch up with one of our Valley boys who was near by with a harvest crew.. But the wheat was wet, so we were denied the much anticipated field time.. Ah.. But we got to see an actual bonified Texas Longhorn.. We attempt to console ourselves..

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And I found a quote in Dodge City that fits with my thoughts tonight..

” You may have noticed that every thing an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round.. The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.” -Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Holy Man

I remember quoting this,as a child.. “God’s Love is like a Circle, a circle big and round.. And when you’re in a circle, No ending can be found..” That’s the type of a circle that is awesome to be included in.. I’m blessed by this tonight..

See you on down the trail.. Good night, Kendra

P.S Another pic, another charmer

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3 thoughts on “A Full Circle

  1. I’m waiting for the answer to your trivia question. I couldn’t think how they could make it in less than 19 min. unless one would carry another.
    Did you get close to Albuquerque, N.Mex.? Marvin lives a little north of there.
    We are enjoying your travels also.

    • The trivia? Are you ready? Ben and Ed went first, with Ben (or Ed)returning. Then Neil and Larry go with the other speedy guy (Ed or Ben) hurrying back for his comrade.. I wonder what kind of an appointment they were attempting to get in on. I guess we’ll never know.. 🙂 Thanks for humoring me 🙂

  2. Hey that pic of the sand dunes looks like “don’t you worry child” (the piano guys) 🙂 I’ve been gone for 2 weeks n am enjoying reading all about your trip!!! Pray for us – we leave for guate on friday!!!:)

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