Monday, August 17, 2009

Saying Good Bye to Old Friends and New Friends

After we left Paul's Mom's house we stopped by Tom & Raquel Ehmer's to say good-by. We went to the pool which they assured us was heated. The pool was warm enough, but that North Dakota wind was whipping and made the air feel cold. Everyone in the pool stayed low with their chins to the water to keep their bodies in the warm water and out of the cold air. We were already missing that North Carolina Beach...

We cherished the time we got to spend with the Ehmer's. Our friendship is a timeless one, built on unity in Christ, and besides that, they're just a lot of fun!

Good-Bye... Come see us in Alaska!!!

When we left the Ehmers we traveled due West 200 miles to the other side of North Dakota to stop by the Lorentzens. On the way, a duck managed to hit the center of our windshield. Because it was the weekend, we ended up traveling all the way across Montana until we got it fixed.We only met John, Madison and Amanda Lorentzen in April as we were getting ready to leave on our trip, but we feel like we've known them for quite some time. Unity in Christ is a theme that keeps popping up...
We met John's Grandmother when we passed through the first time. She was living with them and was very sweet. She passed away while we were down South, ending a chapter in their lives. Madison, their oldest boy beat us back to Alaska and worked for the summer less than 20 miles from our house in Nondalton.

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