It's been just about a year since I left on the road trip that was the genesis of this blog.
Let's catch up on a few things.I finally put Boomer Bear in a new geocache. I got pix of him at Stanford Stadium, The Rose Bowl, and Arizona Stadium over the course of the last year. Caleb and Jake were both with me when we dropped him off. It was hard to let him go, but who knows, we may grab him again at some point.
I didn't figure I'd be taking a road trip (or traveling at all) this summer. I was experiencing an excruciating Minnesota jones. But, you never know what life will throw your way.In September of '06, Jake and I went to New Orleans to do Katrina relief work with a ministry called Mercy Response. (You don't know about this because I hadn't yet started blogging. I should tell you all about it sometime.
Sadly, a new disaster relief opportunity has surfaced in Iowa. 5,000 homes flooded in Cedar Rapids alone. So I find myself getting ready to jump back in to a week of disaster relief, during the week of July 28th. Hopefully, Jake will be able to join me again. Of course, I can't get that close to Minnesota without stopping in for a visit.
So my plan is to strap my kayak to the roof of my PT Cruiser, blasting out to Iowa in two days (12 hours Tucson to Colorado Spring, 12 hours Colorado Springs to Cedar Rapids...) a week of disaster relief then up to Minnesota for a couple days of kayaking and seeing old friends (more on that as it comes into focus). Then blast back to Tucson just as quick.
It's a little bit crazy but it just might work.