Friday, July 9
We took a little trip up to Portland, where Colin's brother Boone lives, for the long weekend. We stopped by Redding on the way up and the way back, where my friend Joanne lives. We went to the Friday night service at Bethel on the way up and had dinner and loads of encouragement from her and her friends on the way back, but I didn't get any pictures of our time with her.
Colin bought two things for this trip: a bike rack for the car and a self timer for watering the garden. We loved following Boone all around downtown Portland on our bikes.
We spent the afternoon and evening at the Blues Festival, where Boone was drawn to swing the hammer. His first swing drew many oohs and aahs from the crowd.
And we ended the day on Sunday with fireworks. A lovely July 4th.