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A visit to a Yak farm

September 5, 2017

Yes, a Yak farm. Until recently I couldn’t have told you what a Yak was but… now I know. I have a cousin…Patti and her husband that live on the Olympic Peninsula here in Washington for several years now. Steve has a job that he can do a lot of it from a home office. His wife Patti  is the daughter of a first cousin of mine. They own about 20 acres and first got some goats…and chickens but eventually got some Yaks and are raising them and they do sell some as well. When we told my neice Jana about going to the Yak farm she wanted to come too. Patti is a cousin of hers too! So we all enjoyed the farm!

Patti gave us the grand tour around the farm. They also have Pygora goats, two Alpacas, chickens and ducks and some dogs. Now Patti as showed us around she also told us a lot of about Yaks… They raise Yaks as apparently they have a nicer temperament than beef but you can eat the meat, you can use the hair for fiber in several ways and you can also use their milk. So very versatile. Patti glows when she talks about her animals and calls them by name and uses, animal heathy “cookies” to coax them to come and see us. We could see that they were a little reluctant to come to clos to us at first but eventually even Jana was able to feed a mother Yak,  a cookie.

It was a fun time meeting these interesting animals and seeing my cousin doing so well.  I praise God for how He has lead Patti and Steve to do this and to love the farm life that they wanted to do. May God continue to encourage you both and give you much wisdom in dealing with these interesting animals.

Click on link  for more pictures :  https://vimeo.com/232461819

Love,

jan com the Roaming Reimer’s

 

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My neice Jana comes for a visit

September 1, 2017

Jana is my oldest neice and in fact is only 10 years younger than me, she is the oldest child of my oldest brother,  he is 12 years older than me. I used to babysit for her and her brother and hung out with her mom a lot.

Jan(prounoiced Jay-nah) has always had a special place in my heart. Her birth made me an aunt for the first time! She has been quite adventurous and has come to visit our family in Indiana, Kansas City, Missouri, Pennsylvania of course, and now she also has been living in an RV full time for 4-5 years and she came to visit us in Arizona and now also in Washington. We never know where the next place we will meet up. So we have been able to see her several times this summer. She even came to see our family in Birch Bay a few weeks ago.

She came to see where we are parked now back in May. And because she lives about 3 hours away and had to drive through Seattle traffic…our hosts/and friends had offered for her to stay the night. She did that a few weeks ago and decided to come again A few weeks ago.  She was hoping for good weather and that Mt Rainier would be out..it had been hidden for over two weeks with smoke from the fires burning in British Columbia, Canada that weather had pushed south.

So Jana came again and we had a nice visit. The first evening Mt Rainier was hiding behind clouds…so we talked her into staying another night. So Saturday she and I took off to go to Olympia to the Farmers Market. That was fun but the highlight of the morning was finding the …Tumwater park along the … river. It was a beautiful walk along the edge of the river and seeing the tall evergreens and the falls and the history of the area.

After that… we looked up and there was a clear view of Mt Rainier so we decided to get Kent and drive to the top. Jana had to drive so we could all fit in one car..as our Smart car is only for two passengers.

It was awesome.. we had good views and enjoyed the ride up the mountain. We stoped for dinner and then continued on. I have a lot of pictures, you will have to check out the video to appreciate all we saw! Thanks Jana for driving, so we three could enjoy this together!

 

Check out the video:  https://vimeo.com/232040678

jan for the Roaming Reimer’s

 

 

Gardens tour

August 11, 2017

 

Melody and I decided to continue our fun by doing a garden tour the Saturday after our beach trip.  We both love gardens so this was another treat for both of us!

Meldoy bought the tickets and we were all set to go on Saturday morning. She had a great idea to start at house and garden #4 first. It was a great idea!  That allowed us to talk with the owners more as we were there alone at first. We loved all of the gardens but the first one was our favorite one.

There were two gardens beside each other as it was mother and daughter living beside each other. Apparently it was the family farm that the daughter built a new house in some of it. Her parents still lived next door. But Diane and her husband had done a ton of work to carve out these garden areas all around their house. She even had a wooden carving of Bigfoot that was 10 feet tall in her back garden, although I didn’t get a picture of him!

The next garden we went to was her mother’s right next door. Moms garden was older and she had given a ton of starts to her daughter. Mom does some small dish gardens that are given to be auctioned off. So some of her best work was gone as there had been an auction the night before.

She had some bonsai type trees and lots of flowering plants around her yard too. She showed us a large lily blossom and also trumpet flower. I think these were some of her favorites. She also told us about making a huge leaf shaped cement decoration in her garden. She made it herself and it was a wonder!

We had to stop for lunch and went into a small town nearby and ate at a small local restaurant called…. we both had a sandwich and I even got a Huckleberry milkshake as it was available and sounded o good! And it lived up to my expectations  I even talked Melody into tasting it and she said it was good too!

Then back on the road to the next garden, we went to a house that was built in a hill and had a wonderful view of Mt Rainier. The owner was a gardener and a pharmacist. He had done a ton of work around their house as well. But the most interesting to me was his vineyard! He grew a grape that he made into his own wine..a Pinot Gris. He talked at length about how he planted and how he cared for the grapes, even to keeping the birds from eating all the fruit. He and his wife were most interesting and their house, gardens and vineyard were beautiful.

The last garden was also by a house built on a hill again with a view of Mt Rainier. These owners had done a ton of work and they had put in and moved a ton of rock and created beautiful grounds. The wife also does quilting and had some of her quilts displayed through the garden area.

It was a fun garden tour, but there was more! Melody next drove us to the house of some friends of hers. They had a craft fair there and the owners had their own antiques store on the property as well. We walked around looking at the crafts booths and talking to the people. Then Melody took me to see the antique store and we looked around there too. I found a man selling local honey and he was offering tasting. So I tasted a few and again bought a huckleberry honey. Delicious!

The owners and Melody’s friends were talking to her and so I was able to meet them. Very nice people! After awhile I found a place to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. I even enjoyed the live music. Then it was time to go home. What a fun and flower filled day! It was just another fun thing to do with Melody! Thanks, friend!

Jan

for the Roaming Reimers

A special treat

July 10, 2017

We met Joan and Peter a few years ago when they hosted us in Portland for the Mission Connexion conference. Joan and I really hit it off right from the start and we had much in common. I have been wanting to do something for her as she has a hard life right now. Her husband Peter, 12 years ago fell and is now a handicapped man with a brain injury that makes him more like a child. Peter is very intelligent and has a PhD and was a chemical engineer before a brain tumor and then a fall off a ladder onto rocks, 12 years ago changed their lives forever!

Last year, Joan also nursed their one daughter until God took her to heaven.  She also had back surgery in March of this year! I felt God telling me to do something special with her to cheer her up. So between her challenges and then my cancer this spring, we both needed a special treat!

God gave that to us in the form of a mini vacation. Joan was able to get a caregiver for her husband Peter and then drove up to Seattle and met Kent and I at a place along the highway. Kent took Joan’s car and Joan and I took off in our little car. We drove to Seattle where I had booked an Airbnb for overnight as we had an early morning. We were there early enough so we went out for a nice meal at a local restaurant within walking distance. We also found a spot where we could see a nice sunset view of Seattle. Our host and hostess were wonderful and we enjoyed their home and them very much!

We were catching the Clipper ferry to Victoria, Canada. We had picked an excursion that included a 2 1/2 hour boat trip, a narrated bus ride around the city and the ride and entrance fee to a beautiful garden just outside of Victoria, called Butchart Gardens. We also had the ride back to Victoria and overnight accommodations at the Grand Hotel.

We had both been to the gardens before but we were excited to see what it looked like now, as they keep changing the flowers for the different times of the year! We saw many beautiful flowers and landscaping. It was breathtaking! Joan had known that we could eat in the gardens at the actual house of the Butchart family, as she had done it before. She treated us both to afternoon tea. We had such a great time and had delicious and beautiful food and very delicious teas!

We had met a young woman in the line for the boat. Natalie and us hung out at the gardens together and we three even rode a carrousel for fun! She left us when we went for tea but we saw her again on the ferry back to Seattle. It is fun to meet and get to know others on these excursions.

We then rode the bus back to Victoria where our luggage had been dropped at our hotel. Our hotel was the Grand Hotel, a 5 star hotel. Our room was beautiful and the hotel was so nice too. After a great night sleeping in very comfortable beds, we leisurely got up and decided we wanted to go to a special place for breakfast. Joan had been to this tea place called Murchie’s and knew they also served breakfast. Again delicious food and very delicious teas. They also sold teas, tea pots and cups and Joan loved their teas. So we spent about an hour for breakfast and then an hour picking our teas. We are still enjoying them. I also splurged and bought a beautiful tea cup to remember this wonderful time.

Our hotel concierge had agreed to keep our luggge until we were to board our Clipper ferry ride back to Seattle. So after breakfast and tea shopping we took our time and stopped in every little shop on Government street that took our fancy. This is a Main Street in this part of town. So there were shops of linens from Ireland, there were all kinds of souvenir shops and there was a little craft fair there too. The flower baskets were beautiful and were everywhere. We also stopped at delicious handmade chocolate store. Of course we did get a few for a treat. Joan got some for Peter as he loves them!

We had not known when we planned our trip, that Canada was about to celebrate their 150th year of being an independent country. So when we were in Victoria there were several events at the Harbor. We had a delicious Fish and chips meal at a great permanent food truck called Red Fish/Blue Fish. The line of people never seemed to go down although they served them as fast as the food could be cooked!

Because of this special celebration and which is leading up to Canada Day on July 1st, there was several live music groups playing as we ate our lunch. We had a delicious meal at a place called Dead Beets on Thursday late afternoon. It had burgers with red beets on them and also a delicious veggie burger with various veggie fries which I got. I could recommend both of these places as the food was very delicious.

As we walked around taking pictures of people, mimes, musicians, all of a sudden we heard some military music at the Parliament building. We rushed along with a crowd of people not wanting to miss some special event. We waited behind a rope cord with police enforcing no one could pass. We saw the band and two rows of military personnel standing at attention in front of this building, facing the building. So we waited for about a half hour, when some people came out of the building descended the stairs and got into some cars that had pulled up. Then everything started dispersing. We still didn’t know for sure what had happened, so as we were walking along two police officers were near us, so we asked them. They said it was the beginning of the legislative session. That was an interesting sideline for us to see.

It was a delightful time. The weather was beautiful and we were relaxed and God gave us such a wonderful time. When it was time to board the Clipper we retrieved our luggage and got on for the ride back to Seattle.

We arrived back in Seattle after a very peaceful ride and we were seeing the sunset as we arrived in Seattle. Beautiful! We retrieved our car and drove to where our RV house is parked. Our hosts Bruce and Melody have their beautiful guest house and they allowed Joan to stay there overnight. That was nice so she could be rested for her drive back to Portland on Friday. So we all slept well and then we had breakfast together and Joan drove back to Peter.

Here are some pictures but follow the video link to enjoy more!  It was a refreshing time for both of us and I believe God gave us this as a treat!

Check out the video:   https://vimeo.com/224896448

Love,

jan for the Roaming Reimers

 

 

A good trip and special memories

August 4, 2016

Several months ago our daughter Kara had invited me to go with her and 20 month old Ivan to travel to PA where she and I have lots of friends and family. For several reasons I decided to go a week earlier to visit supporters and family ahead of time, so that once Kara came we wouldn’t be as busy!

So I flew into Phildelphia and was able to be picked up by a dear friend, Cheryl.  The plane was over an hour late but I arrived safely and she was kind and didn’t mint that late hour! We still had a few hours of conversation, then rest and the next morning she put me on the train to my home town. Another friend, Judy picked me up there.

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Both of these friends has lost loved ones since I last saw them. Cheryl had her mother pass into heaven at 99 1/2 years and Judy had lost her husband also one of our dear friends. So it was good to see both of them again.

The next day I traveled to a small town north where we have a supporting church. I got to share with the church at a dessert social. How neat to see about 10 young people there! Two of them were doing a 5 day club with CEF that summer! They were so excited! It was a wonderful visit and such an encouragement to me! Kent and I love this church and congregation!

I drove back to my hometown and was able to make a lot of visits with all of our supporters in the area, which are many, my brothers, nephews and nieces and all of my uncles and aunts. It was great to connect with one supporter who also lost her husband since we saw them, also another friend who has had breast cancer return as well as many other friends. It was an exhausting but very productive week! I counted that I visited more than 35 people in the first week and two churches, where I shared. I can’t tell you how many conversations I had as well. But then I felt that I had done the work I came for and could relax. I must say, I took almost no pictures of this first week.

This is my friend Millie with one of her grandsons that came to play with Ivan

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The second week Kara and Ivan joined me!I was so excited to see them again as Ivan is growing up so fast! He is talking so much more than when we saw him in May, so it was fun to be around him again. I drove to Philadelphia to pick them up, I forgot how the traffic in that city is a bit crazy! And we all stayed at another friend’s house. Millie has a ton of grandkids and one is Ivan’s age. She babysits them often, so lots of toys and fun things for Ivan too! And she  and her husband and family nearby had a lot of fun seeing and getting to know Ivan too.

Kara had lined up visits with her former college roommates and other school friends. All of these young women had had babies since Kara had last seen them and two had been married! So it was fun to meet their babies and for Ivan also to meet them! Three of the girls had a chance to get together for a mom’s night out! I kept Ivan that night! Ivan had a great time with all of the toys and kids at my friend Millie’s house.

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We also took a short trip to the Atlantic Ocean. Kara and I have always loved the ocean or the “shore” as people in the east call the ocean front. It was a beautiful day and not too hot by the time we got to the beach! Ivan was a bit reluctant as first but then enjoyed it and the sand! I loved introducing him to the ocean!

We met another long time friend and supporter at a local chick-fila since it has a nice playground which Ivan is used to. We sat close to the playground and he did really well playing while we got a visit in with Gail. She was like a aunt to Kara while she was growing up and they hadn’t seen each other for a long time. Again it was great for her to get to meet Ivan as well as visit with Kara as an adult!

While it was full of activity these two weeks were a gift! I had been feeling that I needed to go and see my family and visit our friends for quite awhile. I used to be there more often but since my mother had passed, I didn’t feel the need to go back so often. I have missed seeing my dear friends and my family! That are so dear to me! So while this was a very busy two weeks it was wonderful, to see our dear friends and to have them meet and get to know Ivan a little too! He was such a great little boy with all the visits and driving etc.

I was so appreciative that another missionary couple loaned us their van which worked wonderfully for taking all the baby and food stuffs we needed. Also I was able to loan a baby car seat, pack and play and portable high chair all of which Kara did not have to cart with her!! Yeah!

Well, the day finally arrived for us to leave, and  I was excited to do this last adventure with Ivan and Kara. We took two trains to Philadelphia airport.

I am not sure if Ivan realized that we were actually “on” a train as he was pretty excited to see another one on the tracks too.  But he did well and we arrived at the airport in time to get something to eat before our journeys home.

It was with sadness that I said goodbye. I watched as Kara and Ivan looking back over her shoulder walked away, I waved one last time to him…with a tear in my eye. Who knows when we will see each other again? We have some ideas but it feels a long time in between as he is growing up so fast. But I so appreciate this visit with Kara and Ivan as well as all the others that I got to visit!!! And thanks to Kara for the idea and little Ivan for being under two, so the trip was this summer as flying was cheaper.  I believe God went before me and sustained me as well.

I pray that this summer finds you spending time with those that are a treasure to you too! We need to appreciate all these times!

Gratefully,

Jan for the Roaming Reimers

 

 

Celebrating with Family

February 12, 2016

Kent and I had a wonderful time with our family in December. We all gathered at Josh and Teresa and Silas’ house to celebrate Christmas and to celebrate Josh’s Masters Degree graduation in Informational Technology. This was a week before Christmas.

We had such a great time together. Josh and Teresa rented a house where we could all be together. Kara, Nick and Ivan came as well so that made 8 of us. It was fun to see Silas and Ivan interacting. Ivan was just starting to walk and that was great fun for all of us to watch too.

 

Josh’s graduation was a real treat to be able to attend. Since he only got 4 tickets to the event, it was Teresa, Kent, Kara and I that got to actually see him graduate. Wow! What a privilege!

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Afterwards Teresa held a family party for her family and their friends to come and celebrate with Josh too. So Fun!

We did get to celebrate Christmas together. We have fun swapping names and then buying for one person. (We do this on an online site so no-one knows who gets whom except maybe the one who helps Silas buy. But it is always fun!) Grandma gets to put little presents in our stockings as well but it is very low key. We mostly just enjoy being together and that is our present to each other!

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We did get to go see the new Star Wars movie together too. Thanks to Kara and Nick getting us tickets..on them. Kara and Ivan stayed an extra couple of days. One day she took Silas and Kent and I to a trampoline place. Ivan and Silas loved it.

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Other pictures of our time together. I think you can see how much we enjoyed this time together!

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We are so blessed to have our grown children walking with our Lord and serving Him in many ways. We are thrilled for the opportunities on their jobs to share Christ’s love with people. We continue to pray for all of us to follow God with our whole hearts.  If you pray for us, please pray that God will continue to draw all of us closer to Him and that Silas and Ivan will understand God’s love for them and the world.

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May God bless you! Thanks for those that pray for us!

Jan for the Roaming Reimers

 

 

Another wonderful visit and meetings and strategy

September 15, 2015

A few weeks ago Kent and I flew to our Headquarters for some meetings with our staff. We also got to stay with our daughter and family for that time. It was wonderful to see Ivan at 9 months old and watch him pull himself up to things and as well as crawling along. It was fun to sit and play with him too. We are so blessed to have seen him several times this first year of his life. Of course we had good visits with Kara and Nick as well. Since they are busy and we knew we would be we got for the weekend before and stay for a weekend after. So that was a nice visit. We also got to care for Ivan overnight and that was fun for us and them.

Pictures of our adorable youngest grandson

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After sitting in meetings all week we were glad to get a walk in. Ivan gets to be carried now but will be walking before we know it!

We are so very grateful for both of our kids and the families they have. Seeing them leading their families spiritually is a bigger blessing than we can say. God has truly blessed us with wonderful children and wonderful in-laws too.

We pray this day finds you doing well and praising God too!

Love from Jan and the Roaming Reimers

Summertime ministry in Oregon and a wonderful Special visitor

August 21, 2015

We got to spend the last several months in Central Oregon. We parked at a campgrounds and also at a church. Both places were fun and good and had advantages.

We loved parking where there are trees and cool breezes but at the campground it was hard to get work done, as people randomly would stop and chat, thinking that we were either on vacation or retired…Nice, but made it hard for Kent to get office work done.

Scenery from our window at the campground.

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So after two weeks we moved into town. A church there allowed us to park on their back parking lot. Kent was able to connect with several churches in the area. He spoke at one to several difference groups and we also connected in another one there. For the short time God really opened doors for ministry.

I got to help the church where we parked out with their landscaping for a month.  I did enjoy that too

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A few of the other bushes and areas that I cleaned up. It was fun!

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We flew to Arizona for a week for a pastor’s conference. We got to see our dear friends there after the conference. Her I am with Darlene but we also saw her husband Wayne and Don and Kathy. We all had lunch together and then played games all Sunday afternoon. Both of these two couples are a part of a small group that we have been a part of for the past 7 winters. We love them and do miss them when we are gone. We re so grateful for these kinds of friends in our Roaming lifestyle! The picture of the mountain is from that trip. Sometimes you are flying at the right time…Mt Hood as we flew into Portland, Oregon.

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When we came back from that trip we moved back to the campground because some newer friends, Dwain and Debbie were coming to camp with us. We all own the same type of rig and truck and so seem to become friends quite easily. We have been friends for about 6 years now. We “find” each other whenever we are close by and at least do lunch or something together.  This time we were together for over a week. Neat! In fact I think they came to camp with us and see a new area of the country too.

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We got to do a bunch of things together. A Farmers Market, a car show in town and several other things. It was fun catching up and seeing the new things they have done on their travels and in their rig too.  we are always learning form each other. Dwain had two surgeries in the past year and so seeing him doing so well was good!  Kent has recently had a lot of shoulder pain too, so they both had understanding for the others’ pain. We played games together and just had lots of fun being together.

The second week, our grandson Silas was coming for a visit. He flew alone as an Unaccompanied Minor for the first time! Grandma did a lot of praying for him too.  He flew to Colorado first and visited his aunt Kara, Uncle Nick and Ivan. Then flew again to us for a few days. Debbie allowed us to use her truck to go and get Silas from the airport. That was so kind of her.

We had such fun with Silas and our friends did too. They enjoyed him so much and his sense of humor. It was like having four grandparents instead of two. Debbie made sure Silas didn’t get sunburnt…applying Spray sunscreen. Grandma and grandpa played with him in the pool.

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We went swimming together every day and also tubed on the small river near us.When we tubed there was another family that went with us. Here we are waiting to be picked up but still in the water to stay cool. Silas is in the blue shirt/

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And every night we all played “Mexican train” a game played with dominoes and another game called Greedy. Silas beat us all several times and was a good sport when he didn’t.

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It was such fun and Silas loved every minute and grandma and grandpa too. The days flew by.

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The last day Silas was with us we said goodbye to Dwain and Debbie as we moved the rig into the city. He loved that.  He got to see the take down of our house and packing for moving…and then the driving and setting up again.

As grandpa was adjusting things I got this picture. He was very excited!! He got to sit in this seat for most of the trip.

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Here is a picture of him first watching the scenery going by and then taking a nap on the bunk…yes that is a net keeping him him safe while he sleeps.

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He is growing up so fast that he had questions about new things that he never asked before. So we can certainly see how grown up he is now. And after all he flew in a plane all over the place now. Wow!

When we got to town. Kent’s sister and her grown son met us for dinner. So here is a picture of them.

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The night before Silas left us…one last picture on my lap and a picture of him enjoying his new truck that he had bought with his own money. Cute too.

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I took him to the airport at 3:30 am for his early flight. He did so well and after I saw the plane in the air…I prayed until I heard from his mom that he was safely with her again. But it was a wonderful visit!!! Thanks coming for a visit Silas!!!  Grandma and Grandpa think you were very brave to come on the airplane by yourself!!! We do hope you will come many more times to be with Grandma and Grandpa..

Love to all,

Jan for the Roaming Reimers

A Wonderful Unexpected Visit

July 8, 2015

A week after we came back from our anniversary trip to Eastern Europe, we were gladly heading back north on I-5 to Seattle. Our daughter Kara and Husband Nick and Ivan were coming to Seattle for a few days.  Nick had some training at Microsoft’s headquarters in Seattle but they came a few days before so everyone could go and visit Kent’s parents who live about 2 hours north of Seattle.

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What a very special time we all had!! Ivan was just over 6 months old and such a delightful little boy. Everywhere we went he seemed to smile at anyone that looked at him!!

We had a very pleasant visit with Kent’s Parents for two days. We were able to go to church with them and “show off” Ivan. How precious! We also got a rare 4 generation picture.

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Kara, Nick and Ivan were able to stay with a dear friend Ed Karber. Ed and his wife Goldie have prayed for our family for years and they are very dear friends almost like another set of grandparents.

Goldie is now in a care facility. We all went and visited her. She even got to hold Ivan. So sweet!

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We returned to Seattle and Kent and I were able to stay with first cousins of Kent’s. And then LeAnn Kent’s sister came from Portland and spent a few days with all of us.  We all enjoyed Ivan. While NIck had his training we had time to visit and enjoy being together.

Kara took Kent and I to a garden area nearby. It was great as we walked and talked Ivan slept in his stroller. Yeah!

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All too soon it was time for Kara and Ivan to go and meet Nick to fly home. But we had time for a few more cuddles and some pictures. It was a very blessed visit!!

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We do miss seeing this little guy grow up but are so grateful for every minute that we do see and hold him. And see his parents too! Ivan is a big blessing to our entire family.

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For more pictures of this wonderful visit. See them at:https://vimeo.com/132772682

Love, from Jan for the Roaming Reimers

3 days in Bavarian Germany

July 3, 2015

We had three more days and I had planned a quiet three days after the cruise. I was able to find a rental car in the small town where the cruise ended and so we had that to look around the countryside.

I wanted to unwind time. So I went to the airbnb website(https://www.airbnb.com/) again and looked for a country setting to stay at.  We found a little farm that had horses in such a small town that we even had trouble finding it on the google earth map.  It looked like such a nice quiet place that I was excited to go there. Ida and Thomas were such great hosts even with our limited language between us. They struggled to understand our English and we used a translator to help with some of the words. they showed us around their little farm. They had refurbished so much of it. We could certainly see all the work they had done. Wow! we could appreciate all that hard work but the place looked so nice now!

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The view of the little town nearby and the view from their farm.

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Ida had known that we were celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary and had a very special gift for us. She had earned a medallion as a child because she had hiked many miles with him as a child of about 7 years old. And this medallion she had had for 40 years…so she wanted to share it with us. Wow!!! I was so overwhelmed and so appreciative!

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They took us into their closest town for a traditional Bavarian meal. Then we walked around and looked at the town and stopped for a ice cream. We loved this quiet place and would have loved to stay longer.

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Thomas and Ida were such gracious hosts too. You don’t get that kind of service at a hotel!!!

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They told us about a museum to preserve the Bavarian way of life. We went and spent 4 hours there just looking around. Neat.

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Our next stop was a small town called Mossburg which was about 30 miles from Munich airport. I again went to Airbnb and found a nice place to stay for our last two nights. Once again we had great hosts, Hubert and Angelika. They had a nice comfortable room for us. We walked to a local Bavarian restaurant and were trying to order when a local heard us and came over to help us in English. He was such a help too.

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The next day we drove around a bit as it was raining. We went to the country seat which was the town of Freising.

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There we saw lots of old buildings and had some coffee and sat and watched the people go by.

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It was very relaxing. That evening Hubert and Angelika took us to another Bavarian restaurant.

Next day we headed off to go to the airport in Munich. We were ready to get home. We had a great time but we were ready to be back in familiar surroundings again. Our flight back was uneventful.  Kent’s sister and husband met us at the Portland airport. We tried to stay awake  after traveling about 18 hours and share some of our trip. It was so gracious of them to host us overnight.

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The next day we drove the 4 hours back to our RV house. We thank God for a marvelous trip and a wonderful way to commemorate our 40th Wedding anniversary.

Here is a video with more pictures. Check it out at:https://vimeo.com/132401034

Jan for the Roaming Reimers