Changes are approaching! Evan will begin his nursing career at Akron General Medical Center the end of August. Grant has decided to stay in the States to finish his on-line schooling and get a job while staying with Evan. Seeing these changes coming up, we decided to take some family trips to savor the remaining moments together and make some memories!
Before we left for the States in July, a trip into the neighboring Dominican Republic included some adventure as we crossed the border! Things being a little unmarked, we actually drove over the border before we realized it and were supposed to have registered and paid in Haiti first. We were promptly driven back over the border on motorcycles! On this trip we also visited the renowned Haitian fortress, the Citadelle, which while it was truly amazing, was also quite the Haitian tourist trap!
In August we carved out time to travel West (a generous gift from a cousin) and enjoyed hikes and family travels through the Canadian Rockies, and the States of Washington and Oregon. We enjoyed breathtaking views, seeing wildlife and meeting old and new friends in the churches we also visited. The photos will provide some highlights.
This summer we are again staying with Stan and Gloria Hartzler in Orrville, Ohio. We appreciate how they gladly open their home to our family and make us welcome! They are always spoiling us with so many yummy things like root beer floats, fresh sweet corn, peaches, blueberries, cherries, and cheeses and meats of all kinds. Stan & Gloria are also doing a wonderful job serving as advocates to our church for our needs throughout the year!