The Troxels are back from vacation!
The trip was a bit trying at times. Long flights and long drives were required. We drove all day from Nenana to Anchorage and flew out late at night. Upon arriving at LAX, we drove straight to Las Vegas. Traffic in Vegas was a bit much for village folk like us. Later we drove into bumper to bumper traffic returning to LA. In LA, Disneyland was a must see. After this, we flew to Portland and Village Missions graciously loaned us a van to drive to Cannon Beach for a VM conference. After that, we returned to Portland for a day and a half and flew back to Anchorage. We enjoyed some lunch with Rebecca’s folks and returned to Nenana.
We spent two weeks in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has spent time and money making the destination more family friendly. We were able to rent rooms at a very low rate. The city has a lot of things for a family like ours to go and do and see. The hotel we stayed at had an indoor amusement park complete with rollercoaster.
We spent just shy of a week in LA. The crowning event was Disneyland. We stayed right across the street from the park. Every night, we went out onto the balcony to watch fireworks.
Cannon Beach was a great time reconnecting with VM friends and making new ones. The director gave us updates on the mission that were very encouraging. A VM pastor preached several messages that were encouraging and convicting. We learned the details of a great program to provide education and equipping of the saints to do ministry. These materials are made available to all of us at no cost except any textbooks that are required.
Portland meant a pilgrimage to Powell’s. This huge bookstore is amazing and stocked with new and used books and covers a city block.
Home again. We are still getting caught up on what has happened since we were away. Among other things, the wildfire season is upon us. Many fires are active very close to us. That means a busy time for the fire department, smoky air, and concern over the loss of property that many of our neighbors have experienced and some still face. Join us in praying for slow, gentle, rain in copious amounts and no lightning strikes.