- Karen and I drove through some of the areas where we honeymooned. A lot has changed in the 12 years since then, but it gave us a great time to reminisce.
- I got to meet both of my new nephews (Abram Thomas Horn and Andrew David Robey) and see my rapidly growing young niece Lydia.
- Karen and I had a great time visiting with our family. Lots of laughter and conversation did our hearts good.
- Karen rode the tube not once but twice!
- I caught a 25 inch, 10 lb. striped bass after 12 hours of fishing.
- I discovered that while I still enjoy tubing, boating, and all the other aspects of a lake vacation, I should not, under any circumstances, attempt to water-ski again without some more time at the gym.
- We got to hang out with Rick and Cindy Rosetto and their friends Jason and Cindy at the Cove. Entirely too much fun, though it was the first time I've ever been referred to as a "sluggard" by any of my friends (you'll have to ask Cindy R about that).
- Also at The Cove, the Bishop J. D. Wiley gave an inspired sermon about the Good Samaritan. The key question: "What does it say about me if I don't help my neighbor?"
- We had more fun playing in the water, going to the Smoky Mountain National Park, visiting Bass Pro, and just hanging out with the kids than should be legal. It was by far our most memorable family vacation.
Monday, July 7, 2008
We have just returned from a two week hiatus-four days intense training at The Cove followed by about 10 days of time with family. Some of the highlights: