During the year, we visited or passed through the following states and one province: Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Some of these visits were very brief and some lasted several weeks; some involved both of us and some only one; some were major happenings and other just a brief activity. Here are some of the events to give you a little savor:
- Crossing over the Astoria Bridge (Oregon) to have a look at the Washington side of the Columbia River
- Doing some (exhausting) plumbing work in our home along with painting a bunch of windows–by “exhausting” I mean the number of trips to Lowe’s
- Eating special food with our many Toronto friends at Tyndale University
- Attending lectures at George Fox University with Clint
- Enjoying the beauty of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming
- Having lunch in Salt Lake City, Utah
- Sleeping in a beautiful cottage in Fenelon Falls, Ontario
- Listening to a lake side concert in Ocala, Florida
- Revamping the upstairs bathroom—new floor, new mirror, new sink, etc.
- Seeing and hearing “Old Faithful” geyser in Wyoming
- Watching a couple of movies with Evan, one in Arizona and one in Kentucky
- Taking a short hike in the hills around Phoenix, Arizona
- Teaching a theology course online for Asbury University
- Visiting with Evan in New York and Kentucky
- Visiting with Jeremy and Laura and their family in Pocatello, Idaho
- Caring for Joyce’s Dad through his last days in New York as he made his transition to glory
- Visiting with Sarah and Clint and their family in Newberg, Oregon
- Walking on the beach and seeing Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon
- Welcoming our new grandson, Kairos Zechariah, into the world in Oregon
As you can probably imagine, we are weary. Most of it was fun and God protected us for many miles.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psa 91:1-2 NIV)