Thursday, June 26, 2008

Oregon

Last Friday my husband and I were able to travel to Oregon for the IFCA national convention. It was an amazing time to be both challenged and encouraged by God's word. Unfortunately, we did not see too much of the scenery outside, but here are a few pictures of the beautiful area we did see. I am not complaining in anyway. Learning more from God's word is more important than anything. It was an amazing blessing to attend this convention. 


This is a train station. At the bottom of this "monument" it has mileage to all kinds of places, some local and other places around the world.

This is a quiet corner in a used book store we found. They had an amazing amount of books for sale. This is the children's section. I almost started to cry because I missed my girls so much. My girls all love their books, this would be like visiting a candy store for them.

This is one of many little animal sculptures around this city. He was my favorite. I liked him so much my friend Monica and I took pictures with him.

I love this house and it's placement in the woods. I understand it is actually a museum with people who are dressed for the period. I would have really enjoyed seeing the inside. I took this picture from the 12th floor of our hotel.

Last but not least, this is my presidential picture. Doesn't every candidate have this thinker picture? This is actually a self-portrait. I was so excited to be on a plane and my husband was trying to read. So I tried to entertain myself with the camera.

Just a couple of things for everybody to know:

• This was the first time I have flown in 21 years.

•This was the first time Richard and I have been on a plane together. (In October we will celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary).

• I was extremely excited to be flying somewhere. I am usually the one dropping family off at the airport. Last Friday I was able to get out of the car and walk into the airport with luggage. My wonderful friend Elisabeth and her Grandma dropped us off.  I must admit the two hour wait was kind of  a bummer.

• I am still a little kid at heart. Driving to the airport was so exciting, I honestly felt like I was going to Disneyland. I kept smiling at Richard and he kept laughing at me. 

Over the next few days, I will share some of the things God challenged me with this past weekend.


1 comment:

Elisabeth Renee said...

And it was SOOOOOOO much fun driving you to the airport. I felt like I was handing the world to you or something. haha