Please understand that my mother has been warned that
this was going to show up in the blog. It was just one of
those too good to miss stories from their
most recent adventure.
I say "most recent" because my mom and Warren's mom
have really made it a priority to have adventure in their
We happen to think that it is awesome!
Anyway, the trip this time involved the ship called
Destiny, one of the Carnival Lines Ships.
The Destiny left Miami last Monday morning headed to
Jamaica. Michael, Chelsea, Mom and Georgia
got on board and left on Cruise With A Cause.
The casinos were shut down and turned into settings
for Bible Teaching and Concerts. J*sh McDowell
was the "Headliner" so to speak.
There were several instances where our travelers saw
him out and about on deck and one of the funniest things
happened during one of these meetings.
Mom spoke to him and mentioned that she had recently
heard him speak in Lancaster.
Now, what you have to know is that Mom cannot say
Lancaster correctly. She always inadvertantly speaks of
Lancaster, CA because she says Lan-CAST-er instead of
Lanc-eh-ster. It seems a minor difference unless you live here
or have had the unfortunate experience of being corrected
by one of us. Mom has had this experience regularly since
moving here four years ago. She even works in a tourist
destination and does not get it right.
A couple of years ago she was in Israel....another Georgia
and Mom adventure....and they met people from a nearby
When asked where they lived Mom gave her usual response.
The couple then stated with certainty,
raised there, were you?"
So, that made this meeting all the more hysterical to us.
When Mom spoke to J*sh McDowell and told him she
had heard him speak recently in Lan-CAST-er he was
polite...but as he walked away he said,
It took me thirteen years to get that right!"
You might think that this experience would have
corrected Mom's issue?
She was encouraged.
Its only been four years for her.
If it took J*sh McDowell thirteen years
she figures she has time.
I love my Mother!!!