Week of 10-14

Trip Start Oct 02, 2007
Trip End Apr 2008

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Week of 10-14
Jack and his family had a great hunt in Western North Dakota.  The first day they got their pheasant limit in an hour and spent the rest of the time hunting for grouse and prairie chicken.  

Sunday I drove to Jamestown to attend church services.  The pastor is David Thompson, who is the son Leon and Betty Thomson, the pastor of Marine View Presbyterian when we moved to Washington in 1972.  It was a wonderful service and a great sermon.  Several members of the congregation told me how much they like David.  Additionally, Helen Hample, the Dean of Women, when were at Jamestown College recognized me--or at least by name when David introduced me. She is 94, very active in community and travels extensively.   
The hunters were late in returning due to fog in the morning, which delayed their hunt on Sunday.  Therefore, we did not arrive in Fargo until 10:30 p.m. to spend the night with John and Judy Greene. 
Monday we drove to Wisconsin Dells, which is in western Wisconsin where the colors were in their full glory with a lot of red showing.  There is a great circus museum in the Dells area, which in the summer, has quite a few live circus acts. It was good to have a time to relax because we were really busy when the Trusko 5 arrived.  What fun to see the boys and how they have matured in the 3 months since we last saw them. 
Friday we spent the day at the largest indoor water park (either in the US or the World, can't recall which).  One cannot see the far end when entering the park.  All enjoyed the many slides, pools, surfing simulator and show, and lazy river.  However, GMa was the keeper of the towels, shoes, treats, etc. and doesn't like to be in water anyway.  Know that we will return there in the summer to participate in the many summer activities, ride the "ducks" and play in the world's largest OUTDOOR water park.
Saturday we drove back to Minnesota to spend next week with Kiki and family.  It was our first meeting with the newest member of the family, Frazier, their Jack Russell Terrier.  He is the most laid back dog I have ever seen and is very well behaved--only barks when somebody is at the door. 
Brett will be gone this week to speak at a conference in Germany, attend a World Health Org. meeting.  This weekend he will be with a foreign exchange student who lived with his family some time ago.  He is in Denver to day for a speech and a book signing.  Please rush out and purchase his book "Improving  Healthcare Quality and Cost with Six Sigma".  I'll buy dinner for anybody who buys, reads and explains it to me!! 
Mayo Clinic appointments are going to take a greater part of this week.  Please pray that they will be able to find the cause of Jack's chest pains.  Over the last several years he has been to so many doctors, hospital emergency rooms and ICU's without a clue as to what is causing the problem.
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hledgerwood on

Wisconsin Dells
Funniest thing....as a teen I used to read about Wisconsin Dells in young romance novels, and had not even thought about the area until the last few months. I'll bet I've had three policyholders mention the area in the last 6 weeks! Glad it is a fun spot for all of you. What great memories to make!

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