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Tuesday, February 25, 2014


This is the first time, in a very long time that my husband and I have been able to get away for more than a day or two. This was possible because our daughter was able to cover for us this weekend for work.

The trip started out good, but I developed a migraine by the evening. Thankfully, it was short-lived and we were able to visit a couple of our sons that evening.

The next day we had breakfast with the same sons and a mutual friend. We spent time later letting God minister to us through music and praying for one another.

The drive to the coast went well. I did all the driving because I get extremely car-sick if I don't. It's a good thing I like to drive.

We visited some very close friends in Bandon and some other very close friends near Tucson, Arizona flew out and stayed with us. They stayed in the very cool yurt and we stayed in the very cute gypsy looking travel trailer.

The next day Greg went fishing with our Arizona friend and another young man. It was very nice to be eating a steel head fish that evening. It fed 7 of us nicely.

Saturday evening a bunch of folks came over and we had a small music festival it seemed. Our Arizona friend, Paco, played a song we hadn't heard that his friend had written. Another man led worship on the guitar. Other instruments joined in, bass, drums, tambourine, violin. A very uplifting time.

After the meeting, we visited with old and new friends.

The next morning I had a special time visiting with a special servant of God who has many stories and much wisdom to share. After that we ate a very nice Mexican breakfast of corn tortillas with cheese, cooked Salsa and eggs.

We headed back to Corvallis, but before that we stopped at the beach. We just walked on the beach and picked up pretty rocks and shells. I really enjoyed listening to the ocean sounds and feeling the fresh ocean air.

More time with our two sons and then we met another son and his expecting wife at a Thai restaurant in Salem. The food was great and I learned to say "Thank You" in yet another language. It was so good to see them. The time was short, but we enjoyed every minute of it.

After 9 pm, we headed another hour or two to stay with another son and his family. We stayed up till midnight visiting his wife and two lively boys.

Today is the last day we'll see everyone. Greg has taken their older son fishing, in the morning. Now, he and son are spending time together with the two boys. I am resting and writing.

Tomorrow we'll be back home and get back into our normal routine of work and home life. We are happy we were able to make the trip and visit everyone and see the beach. Life is good :)


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