Monday, July 27, 2009

Farewell, Washington....Wisconsin, Here We Come!!!

Our last weekend in Washington was just perfect. Here's a little "recap":

On Saturday, we took the foot ferry over to Seattle for the day. The ferry is just so fun! We got some really great pics of the Seattle skyline from aboard the ferry. The main reason for visiting Seattle again, was to go up into the Space Needle, where you can see all of Seattle from really high in the sky. The first time we visited, we didn't have a whole lot of time, so we just stood next to the Space Needle and took pictures. But after hearing friends rant and rave about the view, we decided we just had to check it our for ourselves. So we did! What an amazing view from the top! Wow! The Space Needle is located in Seattle Center, where there are all kinds of fun things to do. So we spent the afternoon exploring that area. To get to and from Seattle Center, from where we unloaded from the ferry, we took the monorail. It was so fun! Of course, this was Jeremiah's first time on monorail, so it was great to be able to see his reaction to it! On Saturday evening, we stopped downtown to watch the "Alaskan Airlines Seafair Parade." There were some really cool floats, and we were especially shocked when we saw former Green Bay Packer coach, Mike Holmgren, riding in one of the cars! So cool! As we got ready to board the ferry, headed back toward Bremerton, God blessed us with the most amazing sunset! What a way to end our trip!

Yesterday (Sunday) we enjoyed a great sermon at Olympic View Assembly of God Church, followed by a really yummy potluck. Gotta love church potlucks! Then we relaxed together as family all afternoon and evening. So nice!

I've been packing all day today, to get ready for our trip to Wisconsin. We will fly out tomorrow morning at 7:30am, which means we'll need to wake up around 4:30am to get to the airport on time. If everything goes as planned, we will have two flights (Seattle to Salt Lake City-2 hrs, Salt Lake City to Chicago-3 hrs) and will land in Chicago around 6:00pm. Long day! We are so excited to see our friends and family. Here's the "plan" for our two-week trip to Wisconsin:

*July 28: fly to Chicago, IL, rent car, drive 2 + hours to Madison, WI to stay with Jake and Calle
*July 29: drive 5 hrs to Trego-see Lisa/Ryan, then Eau Claire-see college friends, then family
*July 30: spend day with Jeremy's family
*July 31: breakfast with Jeremy's family, then head 4 hrs to Sturgeon Bay to see my family:)
*August 1-10: family :) Jake/Calle's wedding (8th)!!! :)
*August 11: fly back to VA

If you are reading this, please do me a HUGE favor and stop to say a quick prayer for us, as we travel. We have quite journey ahead of us, and I am praying for God's protection the whole time. Thanks in advance for your prayers! Because we will be so busy visiting friends/family over the next two weeks, I will be taking a hiatus from this blog, but will be sure to post again, as soon as we are finally "home, sweet, home" in Virginia in mid-August! Be blessed!

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