Salt and Straw with Old and New Friends

Salt and Straw
Salt and Straw

We were in Portland, Oregon this past weekend. It was 20 years ago that we left the Houston, Texas area for our “Great Adventure“! How nice to see long-time friends and colleagues and to make new ones as well.

We capped off our morning at Life Church, in Aloha, Oregon with a dessert at the “Salt and Straw” — they have some very strange ice cream!

Congratulations, Werner and Gabriele — and to Life Church!

Off to Texas! And an Early Thank You

On Tuesday we will spend a few days in Texas. My step-mom, Phyllis passed away a week ago and we are going to her memorial service.

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the temp where I live has been in the very low 70’s for weeks! There, it will be over 100 each day — that’s CRAZY HEAT! We will be right down the road from the main Ft. Hood entrance, though. That leads me to thank once again the men and women in uniform that have served so wonderfully for our freedom. I hope to see some of you and thank you!

We’re Ba a a a k!

American Airline Flight DelayWow! What a great week we had on vacation.

Today was a travel day … all day. (Tuesday). Our flight left Chicago O’Hare Airport at 8:30 AM, was diverted and landed in Wichata Falls, TX because of bad weather at Dallas. We were on the ground waiting for 4 additional hours just sitting in the plane, almost 8 hours on that plane in total. They did give everyone 1 piece of Dominoes Pizza after three hours of waiting, though. 😉

Then on to Dallas where all of our flights were canceled. So we flew into SFO. That would have been fine, but for our luggage. It is now scheduled (we think) to go to Oakland sometime on Wednesday. Then they will deliver it to us.

We just got back from Target where Ginger got a shiny new curling iron and fresh make-up. She said she needed that to return to the real world on Wednesday. Hmmmm…..

Thanks for all the prayers, we are really rested.Indy 500 Car

Had a great time the past 3 days in Chicago and with our diversion on Sunday to the Indianapolis 500 where we witnessed first-hand … the DANICA MARCH! Can’t wait to see all of our California Family!

Oh, and here’s a quick photo of the Nintendo Wii Fit Car … didn’t leave the race very “fit” at all, eh?