WANDERING WITH THE WRIGHTS
December 3, 2017
|Oija, CA Farmer's Market - man after my own heart|
|Did you know olives grew in a tree (especially for my Midwest friends)?|
|The trees are actually very pretty but what a mess underneath them|
|They rented Jerry a scissors lift to install lights. He had never used one and really liked going up and down.|
Think he was sorry when they were all done.
|While he was going up and down in the scissors lift I was cleaning up a lot of their garden area. Trimmed a lot of bushes, pulled a lot of weeds and transplanted these Heather Bushes - hope they survive.|
|As a thank you we received a lovely card where everyone we had worked with wrote us a personal note and this wonderful planter of succulents|
|I love it and it looks great under the kitchen window.|
|These are a few before and after pictures of their staff. When they first entered the program and when they graduated.|
|What a wonderful blessing for those who want to straighten our their lives|
|We got to hear several testimonies from girls currently going through the program.|
So heartbreaking but the results are miraculous.
|See a lot of these oil pumps when driving around the Ventura, CA coast line|
|We didn't spend much time at the ocean this visit but saw it every time we went in to shop|
We had a wonderful lunch and visit with Jerry's step-sister and her husband: Betsy and Dick. I forgot to take a picture though
|Tim, Deena, Carol, Jerry and Teddy out for a walk at Forest Home Christian Camp|
|It was so nice out we decided to eat outside|
|It was getting dark and we needed sweetshirts once the sun went down but it was to lovely to go in|
|And the moon provided some light|
|Made us questions our idea of going on but hey you only live once (and we didn't see any of them)|
|It got pretty steep but was worth it|
It was a short 100 mile drive to our next mission project in Palmdale, CA.
We are up about 3,000 feet so the nights get cool but the days are lovely.
We are parked right behind the church and are working with another couple: John & Janis
|One of the first things we did upon arriving was set up our little tree and Nativity. Tis the Season|
|Crosswinds runs a day care, preschool and kindergarten. The kids are so cute and every time we walk by they wave and say hi.|
|Janis and I decorated the courtyard tree|
|While John and Jerry worked on more Christmas deocrations.|
|Without trees we can actually see the sunsets|
|Janis and I have been working on putting 75 packets of 5 different craft projects together for the kids to do the week before Christmas. So we have been tracing, cutting, glueing (glue dots are a wonderful invention) and bagging what they need.|
|This is a picture of the carrier that transported the shuttle from the west coast back to the east after it landed in the dessert at Edward's Air Force Base not far from us.|
|The church lit up at night|
|And no blog would be complete without at least one picture of Vincent. Almost 10 months old here. |
Don't think he is thrilled with the hat they put on him.
|Teddy checking out the birds at Petsmart|
|John and Janis are retried and live in their motorhome but they are from this area. |
John and his son are pilots and built this home built plane & it is kept near here.
So when John suggested he take Jerry up yesterday Jerry was a happy camper.
We went last weekend to see the movie WONDER - it was a wonderful movie and highly recommend it - bring kleenex
With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas right around the corner I will bring this to a close for now. We will leave here in two weeks and head for Chula Vista near San Diego where we will spend Christmas - will be in touch before then. Try not to get to stressed with cleaning, cooking, baking, presents, and get togethers. Remember The Reason For The Season.
Hugs and Blessings, Carol & Jerry Teddy too!