This is the 2 month anniversary of starting the trail and we still have about 3 more months to go. What a journey! We are both feeling strong, although we have both lost weight and are trying to eat more to keep it on. Tradja and Swipe finally made their appearance, we met them at the "Kick-off", drove them to the border and said, "see you somewhere in Oregon."  It was so great to catch up with them, as always, God's timing is perfect.
Oregon was a State of contrasts, mountains, deserts, lava fields, burnt sections, forests, lakes ridges, it's beautiful! A lot of NOBO's think that its just a filler before getting to the Cascades, b we SOBO's see it differently.  We're definitely in the middle of the Northbound herd, and see people every day, most of the time taking time to stop and talk (some days its hard to make progress down the trail).
Our relationship is very much like our hike, it has started out pretty challenging, but we are learning to adapt and have hope for greater things to come, but you can't get there without the challenges of the beginning.

We are loving being on this adventure together!

8/22/2010 12:42:47 pm

Hi Jason and Cassandra,
I love reading about your adventures, but more imporantly about your thoughts on life, love and God. You both have such a great heart and I am so blessed to be your "mom". Jerry and I got back from Canada the 16th of August. The rockies are amazing! Weather wasn't so great - and I'll admit tent camping had its ups and downs. We took our bikes and did get in some great rides in Spokane and around Couer d'Alene. We've been working since returning to Snoqualmie. I have been taking tech classes and preparing my classroom; Jerry is getting ready for the upcoming challenge courses. We are pretty booked from September 2nd (130 high school students that day - it will be a combination of SynerJam! and the challenge course spread out between Snoqualmie and SAMBICA) through the middle of October. Of course we miss you both but wouldn't want you anyplace but on the PCT at this time of your life. I have one more day of tech classes (Monday), then will be reporting to my building on Tuesday. The students arrive the 31st. With all the meetings we have to attend, it doesn't give us much time in the classroom. Ah, well, I know everything will fall into place. Gage and Gavin are still looking for work, although Gavin is working as a tech on the challenge courses when he can. I'd like to see him finish his college degree if something doesn't open up for him soon. And I'd like to see Gage go after some training of some sort. . .they both need to get moving on.
Our weather is not the best - a few sunny days, then rain. I have two tomato plants growing in containers on the porch that have a lot of green tomatoes. The only thing we're missing is sun!
Take care of yourselves and each other.
Love and blessings,
Prov. 3:5-6


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