Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Scouting trip in the mountains

Here we are at the first village, after about 3 hours of driving. The first hour or so was on a stretch of road that had just been redone, which made it one of the best roads in Ukraine! The rest of the time we where dodging pot holes, land mines, and craters left by artillery shells! Well, maybe not the land mines... But if you hit some of those holes just right it would do the about same amount of damage as a Claymore would if you ever happed to run over one.

While we were at the first village, Joshua and his dauhter Abigail went to talk to the village head (the person who is in-charge of that village) while the rest of us stretched our legs a bit and ate lunch.
I shot this picture. for the van as we drove by. I'm so glad that this picture turned out. I love the different colors of the bee hives and the beautiful white blossoms on the trees.


The Heavens Declare the Glory of God and the Earth showeth His Handy Work!

The scenery in the Mountains is absolutely breathtaking! A camera is not capable of fully capturing it in a still frame. It reminds me a lot of the scenery from The Sound of Music and you expect at any moment to see Julie Andrews step out and start singing The Hills Are Alive :)

At about seven we found a beautiful place by a river to set up camp for the night.

Here Bryan is fixing a delicious supper of carrots, onion, garlic and noodles. It beats ramen noodles any day of the week!

While all of us guys were setting up camp, Abigail was picking dandelions, she figured out that if you blow on it, the seeds will fly all over the place. She absolutely loved it! and it kept her busy while we set up camp and cooked supper. She was a real trooper and did fabulous for the whole trip.

Once back home we set our tents up to dry.


  1. Nice pics! So, was the scouting successful?

  2. Hello! Nice blog. The pictures are great! Little miss Abby is so cute :-)