Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Preacher and the Bear

We have done quite a bit of biking this trip to Kila, Montana, especially Al. He even upgraded his bike while in the Kalispell area. Today we biked about six miles.

This mural of bears has always fascinated me, at the exit to Kila off Hwy 2. This year the restaurant has  closed, so we were able to get a photo.

Then the preacher wanted a photo of him and the bear. After I took it, I said, "the Preacher and the Bear!" Pretty good photo! That mural looks so real and about the right size too!

All week we have watching this field of Timothy Hay being mowed, raked, baled and harvested. Farmers have such a big task. 

Today we stopped to get a photo of the rows of stacked bales to show their hard work nearly done. They were collecting the last of the bales when we went through today.

These photos remind me that the ministry is never "done". There is always more to do in some area.

It has been a restful vacation and we are preparing to leave in the morning and get back to "work". Thank you for praying for us. It has been a blessing.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Biking with the critters!

We were biking with dragon flies, grasshoppers and even Sand Hill Cranes (2 pair flew overhead, they mate for life and spend their summers here... like we do!) Love these trails recovered from old train tracks!

We rode 9.1 miles today. Hopefully we can start another location to see more of the trail between here and Kalispell. I am just not up to the full ten miles one way!  :)

Joy graduated from college!

Sorry these are so late getting up! I found them in my BLOG draft pages just now!
We are so proud of Joyce's efforts to get an education! Good job, Joy!

Mom, Alice, Joyce, Dad

Joy and her boys, L to R: Ethan, Anders, Gordy
Joy and her finance' John

All smiles afterward! So proud of you, Joy!

Anders, Alice, Mom (me), Joy, John, Ethan, Gordy, cousin Josh, Dad

Friday, August 10, 2012

Chick-Fil-A (Eat chicken!)

Just thinking about this phrase that arrived in my email today. Good thinking!