Spring break. I hardly ever get out of Little Rock. I decided I needed to. A friend had just moved back to the state up to northwest Arkansas. Another longtime friend was there who I have not seen for far too long. And a new friend I could meet in person was close enough to add an extra leg of the journey. So I went. It was an overnight there and back. In 34 hours I drove 11.5 of them for about 650 miles.
It is always so refreshing to talk to my buddy who has gone into the ministry, to just have those authentic conversations that illuminate the ways God has grown us both. And to meet a long-time close friend and his new(ish) family. And today especially went by so fast, I felt like I barely made introductions before I had to hit the road home. It all left me wishing I had more time to spend with each of them.
In northwest Arkansas, I briefly saw cool things like Cross Church, Crystal Bridges Art Museum, the first “five and dime” that would become Wal-mart one day. In Oklahoma, I drove through Oral Roberts University, saw downtown Tulsa, the Tulsa Drillers stadium, and the Oklahoma Aquarium. Had a much longed for Whataburger and got to spend a couple hours with a cool guy I’ve been playing online games with. Pictures follow!