Monday, May 20, 2013

The plan for tonight!

Hello Wisconsin friends!

We have a more or less finalized plan now. :)

We are looking at arriving in Madison this afternoon. The saints at Madison Grace Fellowship have graciously allowed us to use their building this evening, so we will be meeting there starting around 4. If you can’t make it till later that is fine. We are thinking potluck dinner would be at 5:30 or 6. Please bring your own place settings.

The church’s address is 5201 Turner Ave.

Part of this meeting is a surprise birthday party for Sarah, who is turning 20 on June 2. If anyone would be inkleined to bring cupcakes, that would be great for Sarah’s birthday. Please don’t worry about bringing gifts — your presence will be a wonderful gift! She is expecting to have her birthday out west and in the midst of unpacking and settling into our summer post, so celebrating early with you all will be very special. :)

We really look forward to seeing you tonight!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Getting the boot(s)

We are in the midst of preparing for our big summer trip!  Sunday, Lord willing, we leave for the land of beef and cheese (Wisconsin), for a week of camping and our favorite homeschool conference.  

From there, we will bop west across North America until we get to Silverlake, Washington, the veritable doormat of Mount St Helens, and home to the 7Wonders Creation Museum.  We will be helping our dear friends, Lloyd and Doris Anderson, and learning how they do what they do.

What do they do?  They educate folks on the many geologic features which were almost instantaneously created during Mount St Helens' eruptions and their aftermath.  (That's why they call it the "7Wonders"!)   They also mow the lawn, clean the toilets, vacuum the floors, welcome groups to their visitor center, give lectures, feed birds, sell books and videos, and lead the occasional tour and hike.

So we have finished procuring enough boots to shod all the Klein feet.

And we are breaking them in, to boot!

And we have found a great way to stow them when not in use!

We are counting down the hours with no little amount of excitement.  We are also getting ready to start seriously missing our St Louis friends...waaaaaahh!!!