|Adventure Monday: Staircase Ranger Station Olympic National Park|
Weather: hazy and warm. We are worried that the haze is cuased by the wildfires that are ablaze in our state.
Finally summer: We have finally spent some vacation time as a family the past week in both Central Oregon and then the Puget Sound region of our state. Though we have had mini vacations and adventures this summer, and I have helped my sister celebrate her 60th birthday, this week-end represents our first family vacation of the summer. Just in time.
|At Elk Lake with parents and younger sister, Grace.|
Adventures in driving: Something awful happens to the traffic in the Tacoma area on the Interstate Freeway every summer. Last Friday, as I drove to pick up Don at work before heading out to our second leg of the vacation, I passed a sign that said the exit I needed was 2 1/2 miles ahead, then another sign that said it would take 32 minutes!!!! I kid you not. And it did take that long. Ugh. / En route to the first leg of our vacation, we had to take an hour long detour around a forest fire. Another Ugh!
|Tangled roots, Olympic National Park|
"I knew it was morning when I saw the light coming through the floor": Don't you think this would make a great opening line of the book? Just guess how it relates to our recent camping trip to Soundview Camp on the Puget Sound with our church family. (Leave your guess in the comment section below.)
Spending a few days with church friends in a camping setting is fun and relaxing: We are so lucky to live in such a lovely part of the earth. Today during our worship service , held on the basketball court at Camp Soundview, we sang the following song, I Could Sing of Your Love Forever. The first verse seemed so perfect.
Over the mountains and the seaBooks read the past two weeks:
Your river run with love for me,
And I will open my heart
And let the healer set me free.
|Mom and Dad on the banks of the Deschutes River in Central Oregon, a favorite spot.|