Hey all. Just a quick update. I am finally in chicago after a 48 hour train ride from Portland to Chicago. The trip was pretty sweet and sour. Can't have one without the other. I mean, though the train was almost completely full from start to finish, and I slept very, very little, and it was roasting, I did get to wake up one morning watching Glacier National Park pass by my morning, and I took part in an Amish hoedown one night in the lounge car, lead by two Amish girls on dueling harmonicas, doing mighty justice to the great hank william's songs of old.
So, I arrived at union station in Chicago, and Jen picked me up, loaned me her shower, and cooked up some sweet smelling stirfry. At nine, I have to get back on my horse and make my way to the big apple, another 22 hours away. Though, when I get there I will be greeted by my friend Jacob, who I haven't seen in way too long, and we will see the city for 5 days before I get back on my horse and truck it to the city of Angels. I have so much more to write, but limited time, the movie and the stirfry and the couch is waiting.
But, before I go, I would like to send out a slightly early Happy Father's day to my dad. Thanks for all you've done and who you are. I could not be more grateful. Thanks for all the hours spent hiking, camping, fishing, playing cribbage and drinking friday-afterwork cocktails. Thanks for all the sound advice throughout the years, and thanks mostly for the example you've set for me on how to life my life simply, to cherish my family, to love love my wife deeply, to trust in God, to and to live with integrity. I can't wait for the days of hiking and fishing and cribbaging ahead of us. I love you, and I am thankful for you.
Well, all, more later when I hit new york city. I will probably scratch up some things about Portland when I am on the train, and will post in NYC. Miss you all.