It is always fun to visit Creston, WA’s only church, friendly Creston Christian Church, but it was especially delightful on Easter Sunday. Two children’s choirs provided music, and then the senior choir stood. Although I had developed a major cold the night before my flight to Spokane, (Sadly, there are likely 300+ fellow flyers gunning for me right now), I was hoping nobody was disturbed a week later by my residual cough. I wanted so much to see and hear Jan and Bill, my daughter and son-in-law, march in to the choir loft in robes and with determination to bring us joy with their singing, and they did.Tulip Field
The deep snow covering Stevens Pass, high in the Cascade Mountains, made finding springtime at La Connor, WA even sweeter. The fields of rainbow-colored tulips in the bright sunshine were almost hard on the eyes. The kids and I, as did many others, wandered the fields in amazement. We already knew how beautiful spring is every year, so why is it still a big surprise when it arrives in such abundance? I don’t have the answer for that. I’ll just enjoy it.Tulip Barn
A huge barn at the end of the field gave the ambiance of days gone by with horses and buggies and such but the drone that buzzed above the field taking pictures, brought us back to today’s reality of technology.
The lilac blooms gave me extra pleasure. I grew up with lilac bushes on the farm but never could grow them myself. Daffodils, forsythias, and other springtime blossoms were also growing in wild profusion, probably even more amazing to me, having just flown in from the Arizona desert.Drone
A quick connection in Seattle with granddaughter, Becca, and meeting her friend, Evin, for the first time, we drove from springtime back to snow all the day following. God Bless until next week.
At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”