Recently, we had the opportunity to go to help with our third Regional Homeschooling Conference. This time, it was out in Sacramento, California. Looking at the many ways to travel out there with the twenty or so staff needed to run the conference and noticing the price hikes in all the flights out there, we decided to take a bus the 2000 miles out there. God blessed the trip and used it to draw the whole team together.
We stopped at Cracker Barrel for a nice warm meal. We had been eating snacks, cold cuts, and cold cereal, so it was a welcome change.
We were not out of the bus long when someone brought a soccer ball out and we were able to kick it around a bit getting some much needed fresh air, exercise and refreshing weary travelers.
One of the blessings of working for a ministry is the caliber of young people that we are blessed to work with. Priscilla poses in front of a lake at the beginning of a sunset for a quick picture.
Priscilla and Becky were room-mates years ago and continue to enjoy spending time together. This hike was no exception. Becky was actually the one who wrote the song, “Together, We Will Serve” for our wedding.
Catching an immediate four or five minute lead on the guys, Priscilla, Paul and David were able to stay ahead of them for several miles until reaching the switchbacks in the broad sunlight. It was quite taxing in the heat.
Lydia and Samuel were the first to crest the top and view the falls from above.Finally, David arrived with the camera and was able to take a shot before having to run all the way back down to those waiting patiently in the bus.