Here are photos taken by a family from Alabama visiting Montana and the scenic Beartooth Pass of the aftermath of an avalanche that blocked two sections of the highway: http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/link.asp?L=319151&nav=menu227_2
The team is in the area of Leavenworth, Washington now. Nicole is walking the night shift this week. She called this morning about 6:45 am Mountain Daylight Time and 5:45 in Washington. She said they were walking over Stevens Pass and it was absolutely beautiful. She had to borrow a heavier coat and gloves. Next stop will be Farmer, Washington. I need to get better ab out getting the links before they have already gone by. Here is a link to a web cam at Stevens Pass: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes/stevens/ and http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/cccam.aspx?cam=5012
I've been in Seattle since Wednesday night. Thursday we hung out at the old convent we're staying at and started our training. Yesterday we prayed in front of Planned Parenthood, went to Pike's Place Market and went to a lecture on Humane Vitae. Today we had a retreat and gave our first talks to local parishes. Tomorrow we're giving more talks at parishes and getting ready to start walking on Monday.
We've also been having a great time hanging out and getting to know each other. There are three guys and six girls for the whole summer and another guy and girl here just for training. Our walk leader gets here tomorrow. He's from Canada. Two of the other walkers go to Benedictine College – the school I'm transferring to next year. 🙂
It's been fun here in Seattle but we're all getting antsy to start walking. Please pray for us, our walk, and our mission. Also, if you have any prayer intentions you'd like us to pray for let me know. While we walk we have a ton of time to pray. We'd love to pray for you and your intentions.
Crossroads Northern Walk 2008
I received a phone call from Nicole when she arrived in Seattle. She had a little trouble finding her ride at the airport. They saw her and thought she looked lost and fit the profile (shorts, good walking shoes, duffle bag and sleeping bag), so they approached her and all was good.
The Northern walk team has nine members. They have had a little fun as they begin their summer. They went to Pike's Market in downtown seattle to get fresh vegetables for dinner on Thursday.
They prayed the rosary at a local women's clinic.
Now, if I could get a picture or two from her. Oh, well! Such is the life of the mom.
You can get additional information about the three walks at: www.crossroads.org
Literally. It has been raining quite heavily here since Wednesday. Our dry parched ground loves the rain, but not when at times it is terrential downpours that the storm drains can't handle. It is actually much nicer weather in Seattle where my daughter has been since Wednesday evening. I'm leaving the house now to get a graduation gift for an open house tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get her card made tonight and posted to my blog on Monday. Not that I think she checks my blog, but she should really get to see it first.