May 27, 2011

SunRiver, Oregon - The Ride Home


The last day of our mom's sanity break to SunRiver found us trekking over the Santiam Pass from Bend, through Sisters, all the way to Salem, Oregon.  We loved going over the mountains...


...except when we hit a little flurry!


Luckily, it didn't last long.  As soon as we started to go down the west side, the snow quickly disappeared and we were sprinkled on the rest of the way.  I'd never been to Salem, so when we arrived, we drove around downtown for a bit of exploring.  We quickly got overtaken by traffic and construction re-routes, so we booked it out of there, and made our way to McMinnville.  Now, that's a cute town (we waved at you and the new baby, Tyra!)

Once we hit I-5 towards home, we took the opportunity to listen to an audio book; Get Out of that Pit, by Beth Moore.  I highly, highly recommend this book which not only researches Scripture for the definition of a pit, but goes into detail of the three different types of pits.  Ms. Moore doesn't just leave you there, though, she then gives practical and Scriptural advice on how to get out of that blasted thing.  Entertaining, engaging and relevant for the majority of us, this is a must read for anyone who has ever experienced the wretched bottom of a pit.

So, now we are home and unpacked and ready for a day of rest tomorrow.  Rest from our restful and relaxing mom-get-away.  Gosh, I almost feel guilty...not!

3 comments:

asl4god said...

I'm glad you both got home safe and sound. AND very glad to hear that you had such a relaxing time away. WOOHOO!!! I'll have to look into the book, not that I've ever been in a pit or anything....yea right. ;-)

Hope to see you soon, hon!!

Ari C'rona said...

I'm so grateful we got to spend a few days away - thanks, my friend! :o)

Mama Cache said...

Unpacked? Wow. I am impressed. (No sarcasm there; it takes me months to do that.)

I love the contrasting pics in the mountains, my friend. Very cool.

Happy to hear you are home -- enjoy the rest of your rest!