Sunday, November 23, 2014

NRT in Chiclayo and Huaraz Peru

 In October we flew to Peru to teach two courses of NRT.  Jerry and Matt are two Doctors who joined us. Tania and Maria also came. We had a great group. 

 There were wonderful students in each city. We had been to both of them in the past. 

 Although we have been here before it is still fascinating to go see where a massive avalanche buried a whole city. You can still see a lot of the damage. 

This little old lady told us she is here everyday because her parents died in the avalanche. 

It was a very windy day but felt good to get out and walk around the memorial site. 

 Huaraz was a city up in the Andes. It was a beautiful flight through the mountains. There was a lot of snow up high in the mountains. 

We saw this missionary getting on our plane. He was on his way home after serving in Colombia. He was pretty nervous but excited as we landed. 

 It was very sweet to see his parents at the airport picking him up. 

 Our group for the week. Such great people. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Summer 2014 will be remembered as the summer of rain.

It rained all summer. Everywhere we went it rained. It rained and caused severe flooding. It thundered and light up the skies. It hailed and the wind blew. My flowers drowned. No lie! 
 Our girls trip to Havasupai found is a historic rain storm in southern Utah. It tore I 15 right out of existence. We got up at 5 am to leave on our trip. Alas we had to do a 6 hour detour. We sat in the morning trying to figure out how to get to the Grand Canyon. 
 We followed this yellow truck the whole way. Painful. The traffic moved at 35 mph. 
 Rexburg was under water. 

 We drove home from SLC one night in a severe rain and thunder storm. 
 I filled sand bags to keep at the office. It was kind of fun. 
 Our roof sprung a leak. Crazy. 

 With storms come rainbows and we saw some amazing ones. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Union Falls Hike! I finally did it.

 All these years my friends have been hiking to Union Falls. It is an 18 mile round trip hike. I have always wanted to do it but never was able to when they went. We finally did it on a beautiful fall day. You had to cross the river I think six times in the round trip. 

 We kept our eyes peeled for bears but we never saw any. It is serious bear country. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bear Tooth Pass 2014

Most summers we take the trip over the Bear Tooth Pass. It is us in our Corvette and them on their motorcycles. It is always a high light of the summer. Beautiful scenery and great friends. Not to mention good food. 

 We stayed at a nice place in Red Lodge. They had a fabulous breakfast served by an ex nurse/sales rep. He knows how to serve up a quick and great meal outdoors. 
 This years group included us, Dave and Charlene, Bart and Joanne, Jerry and Sherrie, Gary and Paula. 

 There was plenty of snow on the top even in August. 

 This is the traditional pose at the waterfall along the road. 
 Jeff missed the view of Bart and Joanne. :)

 We have a knack for rooms that have interesting art work in them. 

 We stopped and spread out all of our snack food. It disappeared pretty fast.