Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another Fun Trip

In 1967, at age 17, the insurance man toured the United States with a singing group called the 'Campus Choralairs'. This past week-end we traveled to Renton (Seattle) Washington, to attend the first-ever reunion of those teenagers,,,,44 years later.

This is not the whole group that toured, but a good amount of them. There were about 80 people in attendance, and it included tours from 1961-1967. We had a wonderful time, singing and sharing on Friday night and Saturday. Then, on Saturday night we enjoyed a very nice salmon/steak dinner on board a ship that left from the Seattle waterfront, and toured Elliott Bay and Vashon Island. The weather was perfect, and as we returned the full moon rose and the lights of the city emerged. A memorable experience.

The boat was very comfortable, and I loved seeing Puget Sound first-hand once again.

John and Jaque Colombe were there from California. John was the Pastor's son in Burns, when the insurance man was just a small boy. In fact, the insurance man informed him that John gave him his first black eye. Not on purpose of course! On Sunday we had a wonderful brunch, and worship service before leaving.

Next, we drove through Seattle to meet friends Martha & Dan Vanderpool in Edmonds for lunch on the water.

We caught the Kingston ferry from Edmonds, so we could visit the insurance man's sister Beth over in Paulsbo. Another beautiful day, and it's always fun to ride a ferry : )

Beth & the insurance man, catching up a bit. We had a great visit with her, and were so glad we stopped by. She wanted us to take this photo of her cat 'Henry', but I didn't know he was licking his chops at the time.

A very nice kitty, is Henry. After leaving Beth, we drove down the Olympic Peninsula, then back to I-5 below Olympia, and on down to Joy's for the night. It was a memorable trip, and we were so glad we went. God's abundant blessings were everywhere!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How fun this must have been. Did they do some singing? Sounds like you are really enjoying the summer. Good on ya !!!