Posts Tagged ‘poway’


Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Well I learn something new everyday!

To think we kinda all know of Laramie Wyoming. But at a population of 27,000, it’s about half the size of Poway, and who has heard of Poway?  We hit it on the perfect afternoon, we were told.

The 24 hr. average for wind is 12 miles an hour, 24/7/365! It is known as THE windy city. It is named after trapper La Ramie!

Lots of grassy plains, cows, and mosquitoes!!! I didn’t even think to bring something for bugs on this trip!

We are staying at a Ramada Inn, can you spell dump? It is the first place I have ever opened the bedding to check for bed bugs, and maybe I’ll skip the morning shower?

Angels Unaware

Monday, April 20th, 2009

With a little help from my friends…

There have been a few times where Steve and I found ourselves stressed, lost, and grumpy and God has seemed fit at that very moment to let us know He’s still watching over us.

seattlefamilyIn Mont St. Michel, we had had a long (lost) day and we were entering the city when a bird flew over and did a major CRAP on my head. A nice family speaking English(!) helped me clean up. We found out they were from Seattle, great fellow- Christians, and they included us at their dinner.  Thanks Harriet, Ken, Ray, and Mom for making our day!

dupreefamilyJust arriving in Montalcino and wanting some connection, we heard Bea talking with her daughter Paige at the outdoor cafe in front of our building. We found out they hailed from Burlington, North Carolina and this was their 10th visit to Montalcino! I took notes when they talked of the “best” of everything we should try. Jim, Bea, Paige, and Michelle shared so much of themselves with us. Paige sings in her UCC choir back home, and was missing Easter too.

There was the vacationing Sheriff from Poway who patrols 4S ranch whom we met at the 2nd wine tour. There were the college girls in Vernazza who were also looking for a room. They happened to be from Pt Loma Nazarene and were good friends with Tyler Kuehl from the Church of Rancho Bernardo.

Even KC and Jonathan’s friends, Jenn and Mike and their new baby Logan in La Spezia, were welcoming on a rainy Sunday.

More signs of amazing grace.