Brad and Anette came for a visit for the July long weekend, along with their friend, Neal Moe, whose parents (Heather and Don) are co-owners of the property along with us, and the Timms from Washington. Brad loves BBQ ribs, so I made a feast for their first night. Food plays a very big role here!
Neal tried windsurfing for the first time and Brad was close by on the jet ski to help. Neal came really close, and if it wasn't for the strong current and chilly water, I'm sure he would have made it.
We had a great time watching the July 4th fireworks from our dock - the town of Priest River did a great job, and many people who live along the river also set some off. After 6,000+ pictures in 3 years, my camera finally died, so I wasn't able to get any pictures. After documenting so much of our lives, I was lost without one, so made a quick trip to Spokane and bought another Canon.
Brad returned to Idaho this week on his way to San Francisco and his new job at Industrial Light & Magic. Anette will join him in mid-August when they finalize the sale of their condo and they get occupancy of their apartment near the studio in the Presidio district of San Francisco.
Pereira, Colombia to do a site visit the next day. He sent me some pictures, and it looks like it was a really interesting trip...and, since I don't know exactly what the pictures I'll just let you know what he named the pictures.
Below: A woman collecting firewood
I'm heading to visit good friends, Sara and Bob Morris, in Chrisman, Illinois for 4 days next week. We met them 7 years ago in Belize and missed not seeing them this year since we didn't go to Belize. When I return, we get a stream of visitors for the rest of the time I'm here, and I'm still volunteering at the Soup Kitchen.
Roger and I are really hoping he'll be able to return for another week. Our nephew, Cooper, and his parents are coming for a visit and he is looking forward to some wild tube rides behind the boat, and I'm sure I'm not up to the standards that Roger set when Cooper was last here.
I'm getting really excited about joining Roger in Bogota in early September, which is where it appears the drilling division will be located. In preparation I'm resuming my Spanish lessons on the internet and hope I haven't lost too much of the language I tried so hard to learn!
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer -- please keep in touch!
"To infinity and beyond!"
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story 3