It’s a Cross Country Road Trip

Over the past two years, my oldest son Taylor, has been in the AIM (Adventures In Missions) program. AIM has been such a blessing and has given him a chance to work, serve and grow.  Now, he’s a week away from finishing up his time on the mission field in Miami / Homestead, Florida and I’m headed that way on Monday to bring him home.

Here’s part of Taylor’s newsletter that he wrote to those that have helped support him:

“I end my AIM time here in the month of July … and this fall semester, I will be starting college at South Planes College. Reflect with me over these last 2 years of my life: With your support I have built a solid foundation on Jesus. I have given these last two years of my life to full time ministry, and I would trade it for nothing. The Lord has been molding me and shaping me like a jar of clay. Again, none of this would be possible without you.

Of course, Lea and I are proud of Taylor, what he’s done and who he’s become.  We’re excited that he’ll be closer to home. We’ve especially missed him these past two years at holidays, vacations and family get-togethers.

I’m flying into Miami on Monday and then we’ll start driving back to Texas on Wednesday. HERE’S THE MAP of the the route we’ll be driving. Any suggestions on what or who we should stop and see on our trip home?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Michael says:

    I guess it would be out of your way to stop in Midland?

  2. jel says:

    I can only think of 3 people on that route, but they aint us 😕

    Safe trip! there and back :)

  3. Jeff Slater says:

    Make a quick northern detour and come preach for us in Ashland, Ohio…..

  4. L.C.T. says:

    Has it been 2 years since he left already?! Crazy.

  5. David says:

    Well, you’ll pass about 1.5 miles from my house, so you can come by if you’d like. I know how much you’d like a picture made with me. :-)

  6. Dixie says:

    You need to go to roadsideamerica.com
    The iphone has an app that I got when we went to Tennessee. It has random things that you’d never see without it and some you wont want to see anyway. But we used this to find our roadside stops, just funny places to stop and stretch your legs for a minute. Check it out!Let me know if you find anything fun!

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Dixie … I will check it out. I’m not sure we’ll have a lot of time for stops, but one thing we have decided is that we’re not going to eat at chain restaurants … only diners and dives. :)

  7. Katherine says:

    I am pretty sure that Beijing is on the way, so I’ll be expecting you any day…

  8. Carol says:

    If you like WWII history there is the National D-Day museum in New Orleans. Ft. Daulphin outside of Mobile Bay (Civil War fort). Can you tell we are into history!! Don’t forget Disney World (my favorite!!) and don’t forget about the tar balls along Pensacola beach :(

  9. Amy Walker says:

    Give us an hour notice and well meet you at the Cracker Barrel close to Tyler! :) Have a safe and wonderful trip! Road trips are so great for heart to heart talks and laughter and fun. Blessings.
    Seriously: 806-470-****
    Sid and Amy Walker

    • Trey Morgan says:

      I got the number … you are TOO sweet. Not sure where or when we’ll be that way, but IF we look like we can pull it off, I’ll let you know a day or two ahead. :)

  10. Maggie Beth says:

    SSOO close!! You guys are gonna SLIDE right under me……….

    Congratulations, Lea and Trey on a job well-done. Your son is articulate, smart and kind. What an amazing legacy!!! And because of your influence, he will pass along all he has learned, in deed and words. You have grown a solid “man”, not all parents can say that!

    And Congratulations to Taylor!

    Bud, you ONLY THINK you are about to take a “road trip”! The real adventure is just starting!! But God be Praised ~ you are well-equipped, and you can take on the world! BEST OF LUCK as you begin this exciting new journey of life! Don’t miss a moment of it!!

    again………SSSSSOOOO close……..(WINK!) ~ Maggie Beth

  11. Maggie Beth says:

    OH!!! Just saw you comment about not eating at chains….

    If even remotely possible!! You gotta stop at Lu-Lu’s Homport Marina (It is owned by Lucy Buffet — Jimmy Buffett’s Sister’s!!)

    IT RULES and ROCKS!!! FOOD is crazy GOOD!!!And the atmosphere is delightful!! Definitely “Cheeseburger in paradise” material! Jimmy is playing there on the 11th for “oil-spill relief”.

    http://www.lulusathomeport.com

  12. Donna says:

    Come to Waterview Church of Christ on Sunday on your way home and we’ll let Taylor pick where he’d like to eat for lunch….?! :)

  13. Sandi says:

    Well, I’m only a little over an hour and a half out of your way….it’s not like you have family or anything that live in this town..just sayin..!!! LOL
    I will for sure make a trip to Childress some weekend, before Taylor AND Parker leave for college!! WITH some kind of “chocolate dessert”!!!!!!!!

  14. Jami says:

    You could pick up any tar balls you see as you drive along the coast. :)

  15. Joe says:

    I’ve got a long list of recommendations – The Boiling Pot in Tillman’s Corner, AL; The Shed BBQ in Ocean Springs, MS; Lea’s Lunchroom in Lecompte, LA; meat pies in Natchitoches, LA – all just a short hop off the interstate. (I spend a fair amount of time on these roads.)

    Whatever you do, when you come through Baton Rouge, if it’s Wednesday evening about 7:00, stop in and sit with us for a bit at the South Baton Rouge Church of Christ (www.sbrcc.org). Whether you take I-12 or I-10, we’re nestled right in the corner where they meet. We might even find somebody that’ll take you home for the evening.

  16. Philip Camp says:

    Be sure to make a left at Albuquerque or you’ll end up who knows where… :)

  17. Jo Baird says:

    My heart and prayers are with you both. We love you Childress Morgans very much. Take care of each other.

  18. Jo Baird says:

    Taylor is so handsome in the picture you posted.

  19. Steve Gauntt says:

    We’re not on the route between Florida and Childress, but we are on the route between Childress and Levelland – plan it right and I’ll take you out to eat. (Hopefully by then I will have found a diner or dive in Plainview…)

  20. Jenny Chisholm says:

    Hey, I would love to treat you guys in Dallas! If you would like. Just let me know. Totally my treat!!

  21. tmarty says:

    I think Brett Favre’s house is on that route. I would stop by there and pay your respects to the legend… FYI, Tony Romo was “home” this month. Apparently, I missed his visit. :-)

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