Monday, August 29, 2011

Hello Again!

Sorry I've been away for an entire week.  Last I post told you that my mother-in-law was sick.  Guess who got the bug next?  Yep.  It was me.  I'm still not over it.  I finally went to the Dr. today and have a sinus infection so I'm on antibiotics.  Prayers would be appreciated since I leave next Friday for Japan. I've flown before with a sinus infection and it's NOT fun!  We had a trip planned to visit our daughter and her husband in Portland, OR this past weekend and not wanting to be the wet blanket and stay home, we all piled in the car for the 6 hour drive from Spokane,  Since our daughter is a nurse, I knew I would be well taken care of and she assured me that she wanted us to come, sick or not.  Here are a few pictures of the trip.

This is my hubby, Dennis and my mother-in-law with our "baby" Chloe at Multnomah Falls in Oregon.
 The Falls are just beautiful!  See Chloe watching her "mama"?
 Here I am with Mom and Chloe.
 These two pictures are from the Vista House overlooking the mighty Columbia River, just outside of Portland. It was a bit hazy on Friday but the view was breaktaking all the same.  That's the interstate highway at the bottom of the picture above.

These are our two girls.  Chloe on the bottom and Brad and Mandy's golden lab, Polly at the top.  They sure love to play with each other.  Notice their matching bandana's.  They had to be pink, 'cause they're girls. :-)

I love to go visit my kids, but was really glad to be back home in my bed last night.  Waking up this morning with a fever of 101.2 was probably part of the reason I was so glad to be home.  Mom is flying home to Omaha tomorrow morning and then I need to start preparing for the Japan trip so I have to get better quickly.  My Japan Rail pass has arrived and I have begun packing a few things.  Those darn quart size bags for liquids really limit the things you can take since I don't check any bags.  It's too hard to carry bigger bags on all of the trains I'll be on once I arrive in Japan.

Please pray for a speedy recovery and I'll try to be back soon with an update.




  1. Praying you recover fast!
    Regarding liquids, maybe just plan to buy soaps and lotions once you are there. Liquids can be SO heavy and sometimes the 'American' normal size bottle means that you carry half of it *back* home again!
    Trust me. I've been there and done that. Now I just save a couple of dollars and hit the nearest drug store / pharmacy once I've arrived and then I pitch it when I head home.
    But maybe there is a shortage of soaps there... I don't know...

  2. Hugs and prayers for a rapid recovery and a safe trip.

    Your photos of Multnomah Falls brought back memories - my DH and I met near there and one of the first things we did together was go view the falls.