January 5, 2012

All is well!

We’re sitting the SFO International Terminal waiting to board our flight to Lima, Peru.

Sunrise over Mt. Hood

I stole a photo from Dad’s camera this past week… A beautiful view and a reminder of home as a new day starts…

We made it bright and early to the airport. Many thanks to my (six-foot-two-inch) little brother, Seth, for getting up at 3am, driving us to the departure gate, and surprising us with new traveling uniforms. (See a quick picture here since I can’t seem to get my iPhone photos uploaded yet.) : )

And many thanks to Darian, Bekah, and Ashlynn who gave us hugs and sent us on our way…

Wish us luck! If our first flight from PDX to SFO was any indication, we’re off to a great start: bumped up to exit row leg room with time and comfort enough to catch a cat nap.



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  • Reply Gary Tribbett January 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for taking the time to take us with you. I’m super excited to see the photos and read about your adventure as you enter new lands.

    God bless you and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you, in every new sunrise through sunset, in every country you visit, and may He give you peace. I’m praying you encounter King Jesus whose glory covers the earth as the waters cover the sea.

    • Reply twoOregonians January 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

      Thank you, Gary! We so appreciate your prayers and encouragement. We’re excited to share as the journey unfolds. Love to all of you at Clear Creek!

  • Reply Valynne Bernetich January 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Ohhh, this is VERY exciting….and the EPIC journey officially begins…the very best of luck and love and adventures to you both! XOX, V&P

    • Reply Valynne Bernetich January 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

      PS Cute hair, Bethany!

      • Reply twoOregonians January 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

        I had second thoughts about it, but now that I’m on the road, it is SO comfortable and easy to manage : ) I’ll miss seeing you this year — keep in touch while we’re on the road! xoxo

  • Reply Kim January 6, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Good luck you guys! We are following along and can’t wait to follow your grand adventures. It all starts HERE.

    • Reply twoOregonians January 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Thanks, Kim! You two totally know what it’s like to go through all the dreaming, scheming, and planning — and now, it’s so, so awesome to finally be on the road!!

  • Reply shelia January 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I am so excited to keep up with your adventure! You’re on my reading list! ;) Safe travels. We miss you guys already!

    • Reply twoOregonians January 11, 2012 at 7:59 am

      Missed you guys on Monday night! Hope all is of to a great start in the New Year. Keep in touch…Hugs to all : )

  • Reply LivingIF January 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Good luck you guys, and enjoy, here’s hoping for exit row and plenty of leg room all around the world. Looking forward to following along.

    • Reply twoOregonians January 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

      Thanks so much you two! The leg room was such a peachy upgrade : )

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