The unlikely Texan/Aussie adventurers


The unlikely Texan/Aussie adventurers

2014 is a significant year for us, for it marks the 50th anniversary of Lorraine's graduation from Moody Bible Institute, and our 50th wedding anniversary. Travel with us as we attend the 50th class reunion at MBI, and as we remember and celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. So much began 50 years ago and we are very thankful to God for His provision and care over these years.

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago February 7th 2014

We cannot believe this is the last day of Founder's Week. The time has gone so quickly and we have feasted on great messages from the WORD presented by speakers from all over the US. As you know, one of the things Lorraine was looking forward to was the music, and she has not been disappointed. We have heard all four of the music groups from Moody; Moody Men's Collegiate Choir; Women's Concert Choir; Moody Chorale; Symphonic Band Great Pipe organs in Torrey Gray Auditorium and Moody Church; and other groups and worship teams. So many wonderful memories.... read more
2014.02.04 Moody Church Organ
2014.02.04 Moody Church Organist
2014-02-07 Moody Church Stage

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago February 4th 2014

Monday and Tuesday nights there were special banquets for the Alumni. The first was our class or 1964 Banquet where we were able to meet graduates from our same class, and ask the question "What have you been doing the past 50 years?" What a wonderful time of sharing we had together. There were sessions all through the day at the Moody campus, a then in the evenings the services were held at Moody Church. What a feast of music and speakers we were able to enjoy. If you are interested in hearing some of the messages, go to: Sellect: Founder's week Select: Session Audion and Video... read more
2014.02.05 Moody Campus (1)
2014.02.05 Moody Campus (2)
2014.02.05 Moody Campus (3)

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago February 3rd 2014

The first events of Founder's Week did not begin until two o'clock in the afternoon. This gave us time to take advantage of the beautiful sunny weather a dn walk around the "Magnificent Mile" area of downtown Chicago to snap a few photos!!!... read more
2014.02.03 Chicago skyline
2014.02.03 Fourth Presbyterian Church downtown Chicago
2014.02.03 Fourth Presbyterian Church tower, Chicago

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle February 1st 2014

Well our first day of our trip to Chicago has been quite an adventure. We were up EARLY this morning (5;00 A.M.), went down for the complimentary breakfast and then got the 6 o'clock shuttle to the airport. We breezed through the security point very quickly and made our way to the departure gate. Our flight to Chicago left pretty much on time. It was a beautiful sunny morning as we were taking off so I was able to catch a couple of interesting pictures from the plane. We decided to have lunch at the airport since there were lots of choices of places to eat!! While having lunch we reminisced about how we would drive out here to watch the planes take off and land as our major source of entertainment!! Had no money to ... read more
2014.02.02-2  Leaving Seattle
2014.02.02-5 Flying over the clouds out of Seattle
2014.02.02-8  Flying over the Cascade mountains

North America » United States » Oregon September 24th 2013

What an amazing adventure we had today as we traveled into the Rogue River wilderness on Jerry's Rogue Jet Boat. Gold Beach which is named for the gold found near here in the mid-1800s, sits where the Rogue River meets the sea. All kinds of year round activities are available here - fishing and boating on the river, or beaches and ocean to please the entire family. Jet boat trips run up the wild and scenic Rogue River of 64, 80, and 104 mile round trips. The longer the trip the wilder the ride, so we chose the 104 mile all-day outing from 9:00am to 4:00 pm. The excursion included stunning scenery, wildlife viewing and white-water rapids!! Yes, we did get wet! On the way up river the boat made a stop at one of the ... read more
Bridge over Rogue River at Gold Beach
2013-09-24 Scarlet Crested Cormorant
2013-09-24 ROGUE RIVER JET BOAT - Agness Bridge over Rogue river

North America » United States » Oregon September 22nd 2013

Sunday was a cloudy and somewhat drippy day but there were still a few things I wanted pictures of before we left Bullard's Beach. As part of the State Park they have a Horse Camp circle so people can bring their horses down and camp by the beach. The horse camp has corrals for your horses with your camping spot. Pit toilets are close by, but you have to go into the main camping area for flush toilets and hot showers. We drove back north to Coos Bay to try and get a shot of the bridge over the Bay. Also saw them loading a ship with timber for export in North Bend. Found a Sizzler for lunch which made my husband happy!! He loves their salad bar. Said I should have taken a picture of ... read more
 Horse Camp, Bullard's Beach State Park
 North Bend Bridge
 North Bend

North America » United States » Oregon September 21st 2013

CAPE BLANCO Again the weather was favorable with blue skies and sunshine so we decided to drive further on down the coast to a little town called Sixes and then west 5 miles off the highway to Cape Blanco Lighthouse. The lighthouse towers 245ft. above the ocean at the westernmost point in Oregon. It is also the oldest continuously operating light in Oregon and the last on our “Tour of Lighthouses”. Two of Cape Blanco’s most distinguished keepers were James Langlois who served for 42 years, and James Hughes who served for 38 years. Those are amazing records in any time, but when they were there the lighthouse was quite isolated. It wasn’t until Highway 101 was built in 1930s that a decent road was made int... read more
 Waves crashing on sea wall

North America » United States » Oregon September 19th 2013

BEACHSIDE S.P., YACHATS to BULLARDS BEACH S.P., BANDON Last night there was a full moon. Have you ever walked on the beach in the light of a clear, bright full moon? If not, I would strongly recommend it. That is what I was doing in the very early hours of the morning, looking for a picture of the moon reflecting on the water, of course!! We had reservations at Bullards Beach State Park for the week-end but not for Thursday night, so we needed to get there early to get our spot for four nights (you cannot reserve for the night you call). It is interesting to see how much the Logging industry has increased all down the coastal range. We have not seen so many log trucks for a long time. ... read more
Umpqua River Lighthouse, Reedsport
Umpqua River Lighthouse, Reedsport
 Coquille River Lighthouse, Bandon

North America » United States » Oregon September 18th 2013

BEACHSIDE STATE PARK Today was a PERFECT day on the Oregon Coast – clear blue skies; warm sunshine and no wind!! We decided to make the most of it and carried our chairs out onto the warm sandy beach and sat there watching the waves (it was high tide) and sea creatures and reading our books. Later in the afternoon we drove around Yachats and discovered the Yachats River Covered Bridge built long ago when the road followed the river. While there we met a couple on motor cycles from Alberta and a guy on a pushbike from Washington State. It is interesting how many other Canadians we have met along the way. Of course, the first thing you notice is the license plate, and that is enough to start ... read more
 Looking up into the tree
Yachats River Covered Bridge

North America » United States » Oregon September 17th 2013

SALEM TO WALDPORT Our drive today took us down 99W through Monmouth and Corvallis, university towns – then west out to Newport where we joined Hwy 101 again and followed the coast. What a beautiful day it was to be driving down the Oregon coast. There are so many places to pull off the road and enjoy breath taking views. One pullout had enough space for our rig so we stopped right above the beach, took out our chairs and ate lunch on the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean. We decided to stop at Beachside State Park and take our chances at getting a camping spot. This is one of the older State Parks but it is right on the beach. We were fortunate to get the last space big ... read more
 Great place for lunch
 Cormorants resting on a sunny rock
 Pelican Rock

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