Saturday, January 25, 2014

Last Days of Vacation in California

Goodbye once again to California, and hello to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia! Here are some photos of the last days of my time in California until I don't know when :) Kathy is still there for another few weeks, enjoying a well-deserved rest and some good time with our daughter Kim and other friends. We had some excellent times with family, friends and our former church. What great gifts God has given me... and when I stop to consider all He has given me, I am so thankful to Him!

Now I am in Mongolia once again, spending time catching up on paperwork, going in to the office each day, and spending time with friends and our church. Great to be in California. Now great to be in Ulaanbaatar. Each step is guided by God. Wonderful!

First are photos of time with family in San Diego...

Kim with Kathy

Kathy and me at Coronado Island

Kim and Christy on a morning climb in San Diego

... at Sea World.. thanks Christy for the photos :)

Time with friends in Santa Ana ...

And a few photos of people from our former church in Santa Ana ...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

California for a break!!

Kathy and I arrived in California on December 23, just in time for Christmas with our dear daughter Kim and her husband Lenny. We stayed with them for about 2 weeks before staying with some friends in Santa Ana. San Diego is so much about the ocean, the San Diego Bay, Mission Bay, Sea World and other things. We have been having a great time here in California.

One day Kathy, Lenny and Kim surprised me with a sailboat ride in the San Diego Bay. It was a birthday present for me!! So great. You can see the video I made, as well as photos of our time. The breeze was gentle, the sun was shining, the water was calm, ...... wow.. what a great experience :)

We also went to Sea World one day. Actually, two times, because we had the opportunity to volunteer to be in the Shamu Christmas performance one evening. We sang two Christmas songs with about 100 other singers. It was great. So we got some free tickets for another day. You can see some night photos here as well as the day when we went with Christy and Audrey, who came out a week after we arrived. What a nice family reunion!

Sea World Shamu Christmas evening ...

Our day trip to Sea World with the family ....