I’m back in the office after my vacation travels took Susan, Henry, and I all over the country.
We had a wonderful time visiting the National Parks in Utah. We tent camped just outside of Zion National Park. It was Henry’s first real foray into tent camping and thanks to some nice (though hot) weather everything went swimmingly. We hiked, we toured, we played in the Virgin River, and we took a lot of pictures!
After five days in Zion we traversed over to Bryce National Park where we stayed in a beautiful cabin (Susan and I enjoyed sleeping in a real bed, but Henry insisted on using his sleeping bag!). We were there for three days and while two of them were cloud-covered days the third was absolutely spectacular. More hiking, more touring, and lots more photos.
After returning for Bob Huber’s Memorial Service (and please accept this big word of thanks for everyone who helped to make that service such a fitting and wonderful tribute for Bob) I flew out Friday afternoon to catch up with Susan and Henry and four generations of our family at a reunion in Cincinnati. We celebrated Susan’s grandmother’s 95th birthday, watched Henry run around with his cousins, ate some Skyline Chili, and yes took lots more pictures -- including this one of Henry at first Cardinals game at Busch Stadium on the St. Louis leg of our trip!
My thanks to Al Beasely and the Rev Judy Green-Davis for filling the pulpit these past two Sundays. I’ll be back in the pulpit this Sunday with a special story about a rock, a trip, and the nature of God’s love. I hope to see you at worship this Sunday!
Yours in the Journey,