Road-trip: Colorado to Orgeon
20 hours were driven.
5 states were traversed.
9 Thunderstorms were outrun.
1 stranger's couch was surfed.
In Oregon, I took the road less traveled and almost ran out of gas because of it.
Right as the gas light came on I saw a sign for:
Indian beads, gas and gifts.
Arrived in Madras. Saw the Mattix family at last!
Some of my oldest and dearest friends. I missed them terribly while in Norway.
They are the most kindred of folks.
Meg made up a big lavender quilted bed and my heart was fit to burst. It was so happy.
I slept more soundly than I had in months.
We made a huge delicious breakfast and wandered over to the Mission in the morning.
Good to finally visit and have context for what Megan and Justin are living out.
Megs and I had lots of resting. Also lots of cooking. As usual.
"Only the best of buddies can take naps simultaneously and call it quality time." -Megs
Justin and I climbed.
unflattering hysterical pictures of my harness butt.
Stars and moonlight.
Bats and warm breeze.
Desert sage and gnarled pine.
Wild scented goodness.
Fat puppies. Lazy bees.
Lavender lemonade. Lavender shortbread. Lavender lattes.
And we wandered.
Megan understands playing outside better than anyone.
I wish I had taken more pictures of her cute belly.
Can't wait for Baby Mattix to arrive this winter.
We rejoined Justin at Haystack.
Camping with the Mission.
Sunsets. Watermelon. Campfire. Worship.
I could have stayed forever but had to get back to Bellingham.
Mattix family, I love you.
What a treat.