Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mountain Passes, Dark Storm Clouds and Beautiful Sunsets

In the last couple of days we have gone over two huge passes. The first was the Wolf Creek Pass from Durango to Gunnison, Colorado, elevation 10,856. 
Then today we had to cross Monarch pass, elevation 11,312
 
Both were beautiful

Now there is a little story to these very dark storm clouds..... We saw them miles away. We even received a flash flood alert on our weather bug on the iPhone. but Joe kept telling me we would be turning East soon and it would be blue skies. I had been praying to myself Lord, make them go a different direction.


As we got closer to Colorado Springs, it got worse...I kept praying... 
The clouds got darker... I kept praying

Joe kept one eye on the road and one eye on those clouds...and I kept praying.  We still had 147 miles to North Platte, Nebraska, our intended destination for the night. But in Sterling, he stopped for gas and said he thought we should call it a day and look for a RV Park.We didn't have to look. There was an RV Park right next To the gas station. WHAT???? I wanted to out run that storm. I really, really, don't like thunder and lightning.  I didn't pitch a fit, but I sure didn't want to stop. I said fine. While you're getting things hooked up, I'm going to close all the shades, turn on the A/C ( it was 96) and put  my ear plugs in so I don't have to see or hear what was going to happen outside... I showered, got supper, got things ready for an early start in the morning. I went outside to  hang up a wet towel on our back ladder, and came running back inside. (Joe had already come in) I told him to grab the camera and come outside.  
All the storm clouds had gone away, and this most incredible sunset had taken their place.

It was so bright it reflected on the window of our rig.

And here, I thought the Lord was ignoring my prayers, Not.....He just did it HIS way.