Oh, that water was COLD when I first stepped into the creek, but once I got used to it, I cooled my head off as well! It was so lovely to relax with the sound of the creek. I am so grateful to have friends who know how to just be. Later, they fed us a scrumptious Mediterranean meal. I was stuffed until late the following day when we arrived home! I have a few words about my friend -- she is an artist and she's made her life a work of art. She is very talented, making the most beautiful cards with gorgeous calligraphy (she taught me the basics and I hope to make her proud one day), she clothes children with one-of-a-kind outfits (my kids are just one of the lucky recipients), and because she has such a sense of style, I've been lucky to have her hand-me-downs (I call it the Colleen Collection). Now if only we wore the same sized-shoes! But I truly admire a woman who takes such lovely care of her husband and home without a hint of pride. God bless you, my friend. I've missed you too long.
I only wish we'd had time to visit all our friends in WA. Good friends are a treasure, just like family.