Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Little Get Away

David and I had the privilege of getting away together this past week. On Monday we rented a car and headed to Minnesota to pick up a van that a wonderful retired couple has loaned to us to use for our entire year of furlough. We were blessed by meeting Mr. and Mrs. Lindstrom, their pastor and his wife, and Marlys (a family friend for years). After picking up the van and dropping off the rental we headed north to Canada where we spent 3 days going around Lake Superior seeing waterfalls and God's beautiful creation. It was a wonderfully relaxing time and we enjoyed being together. While we waited and watched to find a moose while we were driving, this was a close as we got to one. We did see a black bear along the highway, he was looking for food and didn't care the least about us. The back of the van was our "living room" and the tent was our bedroom. We were able to spend some time playing games, working on our computer presentation for our churches and just talking. We are thankful for Uncle Steve and Aunt Molly, Grandpa and Grandma Johnston and Tirzah Brown for taking care of the children in our absence. They had a great time and especially enjoyed fishing out at Bethany Farms.


Kristi said...

What a great trip! I'd say that was pretty close to a moose :o)

Jamie Hornbrook said...

Wow!! Your trip sounds pretty adventurous!! So glad that you have a van for your furlough!!!! Are you taking any more trips before school starts? ...the wedding out East!! Anything along the way?? Enjoy your furlough!!