|1994 Lincoln Town Car - the Ichaboat.|
We completed an 1800 mile drive to commune the Eastern district of our congregation. Late last year we visited the Washington State branch. Mrs. Ichabod and I were able to visit her cousins, who have severe heart/circulatory problems, our member in Jackson, and our members in the Midland area, including an adult baptism.
Mrs. I gets the trouper award for all that travel in five days. In theater, a trouper goes on with the show in spite of any troubles, illnesses, pain, or distractions. The dates fell together at the last minute, so that made driving the only choice.
The Ichaboat now has 190,000 miles on it. Once I was pitied for having an old car. The college kids recently summed up the car as "Suh-weet" and our driver at the airport in December said, "Now that's a car." We had a beautiful ride and no troubles. Repairs have been minor, except for one grand sweep after hail damaged the outside. No one can see the damage, but insurance paid $1500 and that went into some maintenance issues in the engine and tranny, making the car run like new again - thanks to Tim's Auto.
At the start of the trip, one Facebook friend wrote, "You know Norma Boeckler!?" Yes, we do, and we enjoyed our stay at her home, which is filled with art and collectibles on the inside and decorated with elegant floral displays on the outside, with a view of the river down below.
|Norma Boeckler and Chris posed by the flowers in the front yard.|