Saturday, July 31, 2010

Everybody's A Winner With Jesus

Today was a day to chillax after 4 very busy weeks, with many HIGHS (i.e. seeing Peg & Lorne and Rob & Kathy in Glacier, spending a couple weeks hiking, camping and backpacking with Angie, Seth, Trish, Pete and Bowman), and LOWS (i.e. the LONG drive back to the heat, friend Rick's unexpected death, a very heavy patient caseload, saying good-bye to Trish, Pete, and Baby Bowman as they flew off to Bangladesh this week).

So to restore my soul today I made a new yeast bread recipe -
date, almond, oat, whole wheat, honey--yum.

And then Doug and I played Cribbage.  This always makes me think of his folks, because they both played Cribbage quite a lot.  One of my new life goals (just made it tonight) is to get dealt a perfect hand:

(Thanks to Seth for our new Montana Coffee Traders cards.)

Neither of us was dealt the perfect hand tonight, but as Doug always says at the end of a game, "Everybody's a winner with Jesus."

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Glacier Reality

Trip to Glacier was 12 days of enjoying God's glory in nature with people I love.
I backpacked with Bowman, hiked off-trail with Pete, ate Pie for Strength at Park Cafe, had delicious baked goods at the Polebridge Mercantile, and contemplated my existence in a most beautiful place on earth.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Road Trip to Montana

Woke up at 2:30 this morning, so instead of leaving at 5 AM, I got Angie up and we left Gilbert at 3:15 AM, heading to Montana. 
What a great day - 17 hours, 1093 miles and we are in Montana.

I don't want people to get the wrong impression. I do love Arizona, a lot, but when the temp reaches 114 (as it did yesterday) the urge to head to the mountains overtakes me.

Break in Kanab, Utah, where we were stopped in our tracks by a July 3rd Parade. Strangely, the parade wound up going both ways on the same street at the same time.

We also stopped at Linda Lea's for an iced coffee (and in my case, an Italian Ice.)

Angie needed to stretch out so there was a driver-switch and yoga-pose somewhere in Idaho

16 hours after starting our journey we entered Big Sky Country.  
 And coolness.

And lots of bugs on the windshield.

We are happily settled in Motel 6 (they left the light on for us) 
with plans to meet up with lots of people we love tomorrow.