We got a phone call and an invitation that caused us to slightly change our travel plans. It was so worth it! I would do it again in a heartbeat!
After leaving the Crater Lake area, we headed to Bend, OR. What a joy to get to see and reconnect with these dear friends - Burnell and Paula Johnson. It's been 28 years!
They so warmly opened their home, arms, and hearts to us. We were able to pick back up where we left off many years ago. God is so amazing! I know that it is only because of Him and His work in our hearts and lives that we were able to do this. I truly believe He brought us together again, and I am so thankful.
We got to see 4 of their 8 children. Here is Carrie and her husband Kent, and daughter Liberty.
So, SO good to see her!
We got a tour of the Johnson's property where they hold a Christian camp every summer. Here's a view from the pasture. Gorgeous, huh?
We saw Burnell and Paula's son Dwight and his wife and family. Here is Dwight with a 4-wheeler load of kids!
We also saw Naomi and her husband, and Wade and his wife. Missed seeing Warren, Chad, David, and Carla. Next time!
Angi enjoyed playing the grand piano and we enjoyed listening.
On our way out of town, they treated us to coffee from their coffee shop, The Coffee Depot.
I will miss these dear friends. Burnell and Paula, you have no idea how much you encouraged us.
It was a perfect 24 hours together. We are so grateful for the time and look forward to seeing each other again!