With another sunrise (I am sure it rose - we just didn't see it!) I was up and ready to go by 5 AM. Dwight and Faith were up soon after and found me on the deck scribbling away in my notebook. Faith set a beautiful breakfast of fruit, yogurt and toast coffee before us and by 6 AM we were on our way to the ferry.
The journey across the bay was as subdued as the weather. Not as many people on the boat, no energy or excitement - it was mostly people heading off to work. Dwight and I talk for a while then I went and called Justin. It was good to speak with him. This conversation and the last are two of the longer conversations I have had with him of late... there is hope!! Thanks Justin! It means a lot!! In his sermon on Sunday past, Paul shared a quote from Mark Twain... something like, "When I was 17 my father knew nothing. When I turned 27 I was amazed at how much my father had learned in 10 years..!"
Arriving back in Fort Langley, Dwight headed off to work and I set down to the task of putting thoughts and reflections to paper and updating the blog. By 1 PM I was done and I was starved and I had a craving: Pad Thai.
Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine had some good reviews and it wasn't far away at all! It was awesome. I had the $8 lunch special: soup, springroll and pad thai with prawns! Based on the reviews I asked for mild and it was perfect for me. Total cost with tax $10.06 plus a tip. McDonald's couldn't touch it!!!
With my belly full I set off back to Fort Langley for a walk about and a visit with a friend of a friend who suggested that I stop by and say hello.
A walk through Fort Langley brought me to the post office where I put some post cards in the mail. Everywhere I went people kind of looked at me... and then looked again.... and then I saw myself in the mirror of a store front... the neon green jacket does kind of attract attention!
Dwight just let me know he will be back at 6 PM and we will head off for supper. Tomorrow will be a full day at Mountain and Kent Institutions and Friday I head south to Oregon where plans are finalized for visiting two institutions, the Department of Corrections Headquarters and hopefully one or two community ministeries.
...on the Sabbath Road...