The Count Down

Two days left on our 10 month and 19 day trip.  We will be returning on Wednesday evening and we are making the most of every moment we have available.

Asher and Eva cut the chains off as they count down the days till we get home:

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To bring everyone up to speed, we have spent the last 12 days at the Idaho Heritage Homestead.  Two days ago, my best friend, Bruce Pinto, flew to Idaho from Seattle to visit us for the last 5 days of our trip.

The kids welcome Bruce to our motor home:


Bruce, Josh and Mel celebrating Father’s Day at the Homestead bakery and creamery with a special Father’s Day dinner:

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Prior to Bruce arriving, here’s what we’ve been up to over the last couple weeks.

A homestead style BBQ at our host family, Brian and Rebeccah’s, house:

And home style cooking in their kitchen:

Planting Idaho potatoes on the community land:

Homestead chickens:

Working at the Idaho wood mill:

Josh and Caleb doing electrical work for a guest house:

Making new friends at the Idaho Homestead:

Caleb shoots a gun and hits his target on the first try:

Playing games! (of course):

Swimming in the pond:

Caleb catches a fish without any adult assistance:

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Picking grape leaves (used for wrapping the brie cheese made at the creamery) at an orchard:

Enjoying the warm Idaho evenings:

Like I said- we are making the most of the short time we have left.  Soon our trip will be over and we will be home, anxious to see all our family and friends back home in Seattle.  We love you, miss you, and will see you in a few days.  Until then, make the most of every opportunity.



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