Bob and Gena make it look easy

Bob and Gena see a wreck in KentuckyBob and Gena are on the last stretch home with our load of stuff from North Carolina. We are very grateful for their efforts on our behalf, but also pretty envious. They had some excitement (see the burning car), saw some beautiful places, got together with family and made friends with some of our (and their) old, dear friends from Raleigh. This picture Gena sent along of their drive yesterday through the mountain west did not do anything to make me any less envious.

Gena said, “This is my kind of country -cowboy country!  Ranches, old homesteads, horses, cows, sheep, antelope, sage brush, rolling hills, tall mountains, odd rock outcroppings, small streams, large rivers.” Boy howdy. It is my kind of country, too, even if it is not my home state like it is for Gena. Right After I got the email, I called my cousin, Udo, who lives in Bozeman and told him we were coming out to see him soon.

Big Sky--Bob and Gena driving from Raleigh #1     Big Sky--Bob and Gena driving from Raleigh #2

Big Sky--Bob and Gena driving from Raleigh #3     Big Sky--Bob and Gena driving from Raleigh #4

About Dad

Married Christian man with two children, one in graduate school and one working. Oregonian (family arrived in 1846 along the Applegate Trail). Living and working from home in Washington state. Lived in North Carolina for seven years, Texas several times and South Florida amoung other places–kids graduated from NCSU, LOVE North Carolina and NCSU, Texas and South Florida). Judo Shodan. Graduate of Oregon State University (B.S. Business Administration, Marketing), Oregon Institute of Techonology (A.E. Computer Systems Engineering Technology), University of Texas at El Paso (M.S. Industrial Engineering). Computer Vision Research Consultant. Bilingual English/Spanish.

2 thoughts on “Bob and Gena make it look easy

  1. We sat on a convention bench beside Jim and Karin this past weekend! So nice to get to catch up with them a bit! Our paths have crossed a few times over the many years since Oregon. 🙂
    Also, Bob and Gena are old friends of ours as well. You are fortunate to have them as neighbors.
    Enjoying watching your home remodel!

  2. Thank you Lois. It is amazing how connected we all are. We would love to see Jim and Karin ourselves. I have not seen them in a very long time, although Lorena and the kids have been with them a couple of times. We truly feel like it is a gift to have them as neighbors. We are hoping to meet their son Neil sometime before too long. He will be close to the area where Christian is living now.

    As for the remodel, we have enjoyed it a ton! Mark P. is the king of kitchens and a joy for a contractor. If we could afford it we would just keep going, but I think we need to stop for a bit before we have enough funds to remodel the bottom floor (daylight basement) into a standalone apartment. I LOVE watching these kinds of transformations. More people should do this. It is like sports, but more fun to watch and is useful once it is over.

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