Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Holiday!


Hey All! We are now on Holiday, and Lucan was an absolute blast. As you can see, Brian was quite involved as on of the premier members of the "Rock and Roll" duo, and played the whole week for the kids. They absolutely loved him, and he had a lot of fun, and also learned a lot of guitar! We made a lot of good friends and were touched by a lot of the kids at the camp. The daily routine was Junior camp in the mornings and teens in the evenings, and it was a good experience to be involved with these two different ages, and get a feel for ministry. We left Lucan on Saturday via rental car from Enterprise . . . it's been interesting. This is like the 2nd or 3rd time that Brian has driven a stick, and along with the fact it's on the other side of the road, and that the roads are about the size of a bike lane, it's been an adventure. We've traveled the west coast, visiting the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, stayed the night in Lisdoonvarna at a B&B (the host lady was a Manchester United fan, awesome!). Next we hit Westport, and climbed the Croagh Patrick, which is 2,510 ft up, and is also known as 'the Reek' or Holy Mountain of Ireland, and thankfully we were here this weekend and not next weekend, because about 50,000 people are going to pilgrimage there to climb it . . . and some of them barefoot. It was magnificent, the view was amazing, and we were all so glad to have done it. Then we hit the beach. GORGEOUS. It was an absolutely beautiful day, we walked the beach and Tyler rented a surf board and wet suit to ride the foot high waves. Now we're at the Downhill Hostel, up in Derry which was a long drive. But we took a break and saw the Marble Arch Caves which were really really cool. The beach here is so amazing, and it's just a stones throw from the hostel. We met up with Angie Little and Jessica West, who go to the INN and are working here over the summer. We'll be heading back south on Thursday to drop of the car and pick up luggage that we left with friends, perhaps catch a movie, and then head up to Belfast Friday to meet up with the Lowe Memorial team. We're excited! And praise the Lord for this amazing holiday! Hope you're all doing well, and God Bless!

Much Love, Becca, Mel, Brian and Tyler

3 comments:

malia said...

such a good update!!...soo glad you guys are doing well! brian best of luck wiht the car...haha!!..josh had a real hard time too...dont think you ever get use to it! Anyhow..you are all in my thoughts and prayers!..keep in touch!

Brandon Bleek said...

Guys,
Enjoy the Holiday. Have fun seeing the country side. And Brian..good luck! My experiences driving over there were, well. exciting!
I'm praying for you guys and can't wait to see y'all again. Enjoy the rest of your tiime there.
And as soon as that holiday's over you better get back to work!
In Him,
Brandon

Meg Greco said...

Hi you guys! It's been so fun to receive your updates. You are in my prayers. Ireland looks beautiful...Keep working hard-you guys are amazing!
Miss you lots Lindy! :)

Blessings,
Meg Greco