My trip to the northwest was glorious! The weather was beautiful, and we could clearly see the mountains all around (Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Ranier, and the Cascades and Olympic ranges.) Everyone said they had been having miserable weather, and it was the first really beautiful weekend in months. Of course, I took the credit for bringing it with me from Arizona.
I did not get to meet with the Medici’s. They had been at Duke for Olivia’s one year post transplant tests, and were hoping to get home by Friday by way of a Corporate Angel Flight. I got an email from Annalee today saying that they didn’t make it back to Portland until Sunday evening. That’s when I was on my way home. So hopefully, I’ll get to make another trip soon to see Alice, and will get to meet with them then.
Alice and I loved our drive up to Seattle to see Dean and Leslie and visit Pathways church. They are booming, and had 140 in Easter services. There was a baptism on the day we were there, so that is truly evidence of the impact they are making in the community. We also got to see John and Sherri Chandler and their girls, plus both Dean’s and Leslie’s parents (Bob, Peggy, Jack & Ruth). So all in all, we felt reconnected with friends we have missed so much.
I took some pictures and will post a few soon.