Gila Bend Arizona Flood Day Two


Big change from yesterday…

We dodge heavy equipment and remediation work all day.
Dark line mid window is the water line…
Kitchen drawer full of mud…
I like trains, but they are annoying here. All of the jobs involve crossing these tracks. These are short trains either! I thought there’s a law about the length of trains. Guess I was wrong about that…

Gila Bend Arizona Day 1…


I sometimes think that a disaster brings out Jesus in people that don’t have Him. We hear good things in bad situations…
We are barely recovered from our work in Colorado, but God has given us the strength to start serving Him again in Gila Bend. We are based in the high school gym with the Red Cross and Salvation Army.
These roads look like dirt roads, but this is actually dried mud. The city is out in force clearing debris.
Massive debris pile that continued to grow all day. It is a terrible tragedy just on a smaller scale. It’s heartbreaking to see homes that are full of mud and mold. Norm prayed and used her Chaplain skills all day…

Camping at 10,000 ft


From Currcanti NRA we traveled west along hwy 50 to Montrose. It’s a nice town with one of the better Walmart’s we have shopped in. Turning south on 550 we stopped in Ridgeway Colorado, one of our favorite towns. Very laidback with friendly people.
Lunch in Ridgeway…
Afternoon cold brew. We then headed to the local thrift store…
Continuing south to another favorite place of ours, Ouray. It was crazy busy, with cars, jeeps, motorcycles, and people. So we just pushed on.
South of Silverton, just east of Molas Pass, we found this dispersed camping spot
This is what we woke up to. Too cheap to run the furnace, we had coffee with Jesus, and headed south ASAP. Arriving in Durango a short time later to a very nice 71 degrees and sunny…