The drive went well, with most students sleeping through the morning, then waking up for music and games and bonding in the van for our 12-hour first leg.
We stopped for lunch at noon in Iowa where we had a “decorate the van” contest. Both vans did so well with their decorations, it seemed like a shame to pick only one winner. We were so proud of our designs we had a get a group photo in the parking lot. As you can see, timing a jump-shot with 26 people isn’t the easiest task.
Finally, we made it to Kearney, Nebraska. There we checked in to our hotel and dispersed for dinner. We even got a spectacular after-dinner show in the form of some beautiful sky. Now it’s time for us to wind down, get some rest, and prepare for another day of driving and the start of Colorado Challenge.
Thank you for your continued prayers!
The coolers full of great snacks!
Rotating who has to sit in the cramped way-back seat of the church van
In-van games to determine song-choosing rights and special prizes
The looks from passersby as they try to read our van decorations
The scintillating scenery of Iowa and Nebraska ; )
Crossing over the Mighty Mississippi
The kind of bonding that can only happen after 12 hours in a church van through America’s heartland
The spectacular Nebraska sky