Thursday, August 16, 2012
Snow on the way to Crater Lake
April 4, 2012 - We took the train to go to Klamath Falls, Oregon. We left Sacramento around midnight and when we woke up in the morning we were in a cold snowy place - which was a very pleasant surprise. This trip was the first time we traveled without Shannon. There were only four of us. It was really different without her.
Before the fight.
First thing we did was to check in to our hotel then we headed towards Crater Lake. It was a scary experience - the road being full of snow and lacking traces of tire marks in some parts. The thought of being stranded there in the middle of nowhere seemed so possible knowing that Tim, a Bay-Area-grown man, has nothing to brag about driving in the snow. There was no lack of praying in that car, I tell you.
And so the Lewises did what the Lewises do when they are ever near snow - snow fight! Well, I was the spectator or should I say referee who blew her whistle whenever the players went out of bounds. My role was to make sure that no one went rolling down the lake. The sight was quiet amusing. Who would have known that snow-fighting is such a competitive game? So the fight went on until they all got tired.
Beautiful time and place...
Just to prove that I was there...
Crater Lake is an amazing God's creation. I cannot even fathom the time it took for this mountain to turn into a gigantic bowl of clear water. Truly God has always been there...
I hope to see Crater Lake in the spring, someday.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
UC Irvine - February 4, 2012
On February 3, 2012 we all went to visit Shannon. This was the first time we went back to see her since e dropped her off last fall. She got to show us her place - the Shire. We even met some of her dorm mates who were eating Taco Bell at the time.
After all the times we spent with her we had to leave her again. It was sad. But we had to go to see UCLA for Brahms. Yes, he is now checking colleges! I hate to think about it because it means that he will also soon leave us. Sometimes denial works. :)
UCLA - February 4, 2012