Wednesday, May 7, 2014

P.S. Oregon and Washington

Remember that cross-country trip we did in the fall?  Well, there were a few states we missed out on.

So for the last two weeks, we traveled in our Odyssey again, and this time we went north.  So you could call this the "post script" to our epic cross-country trip.  

We got to see all these wonderful friends:

Redding, CA:  Ron and Carolyn, the first director of HOPAC 

Quincy, CA:  Jay and Diane

Oregon:  Our nephew, Alex

Also Oregon:  Debbie, my wonderful friend from college

Washington:  Eric and Holly, co-workers and friends from Tanzania

Pat and Carol, long-time family friends

Janelle, and her brand new baby boy Samuel--only five days old!

Mark and Jan--friends from Tanzania

Jim and Lisa--more friends from Tanzania (principal at HOPAC)

Sean and Becky--my college roommate!


And we got to do all these wonderful things!

visiting Shasta Dam

at Jay and Diane's house....with their zip line and ultimate game room...they have the best house ever!


Debbie got us a sweet hotel room right on the Oregon coast


at Pike's Market in Seattle


Seattle Space Needle

Jim and Lisa took us to an amazing dinner at the top!

Four very good friends back together again


No one would really believe they are only six months apart....but they are sure buddies!

It was warm and sunny while we were in Seattle.  We were assured by everyone that we must have brought Southern California weather with us, which we were happy to do, of course!

Pretty special when children of friends become friends themselves.


Once again, we were blown away by the kindness and incredible hospitality of our friends.  How blessed we are!  

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