|We’d travel even lighter if we didn’t have extra thick socks,|
Hiking boots, poles, and rain parkas and rain pants
Unfortunately, we haven't had much time to get in some training hikes or learn some basic Japanese.
While we're gone, Nati Zavala and Jasmine Williams--the Peace Corps Volunteers we visited in Nicaragua--will be housesitting.
|Nati and Jasmine binge watching and trying to keep warm|
They, their fellow volunteers, and non essential US embassy staff were evacuated from Nicaragua a few days ago due to riots and civil unrest. Over 40 people have died so far. They hope things calm down so that they can return their posts and finish their tour of duty which ends in November. Meanwhile, we've thoroughly enjoyed their company the past 48 hours.
|Nati and Kathy skunked Jasmine and me at pinochle|
Mark your calendar! Before we sign off, one more piece of BIG news! Our daughter Skyler, who lives in Boston, will be competing on Jeopardy! The show airs Thursday, May 31 on ABC.
|Trying to get in shape at Silver Falls State Park|
It's been a beautiful spring!
|The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm|
|Riverfront Park, Salem|