In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Crater Lake in My Pocket
Awoke early and rode out before dawn... packed the minivan full of supplies, DVD's, books, chips, boxes of juice, road maps, and Oregon Field Guides... and headed south toward Crater Lake.
It was late June and the road in was still a little dicey... snow banks and whistling wind... fog and mist and a backseat full of oooh's and awwwwe's!
And then we arrived at majestic Crater Lake!
The water always stuns me... so crystal blue. Everyone says it, but it's so true.
Xian's American Journal. June 26, 2013- "Waking up before the sun, we drove into the Southern part of Oregon to Mt. Mazama to see Crater Lake. There was snow and cold wind and we saw a cute little baby chipmunk."
Standing on the crest overlooking the amazing blue... all that deep American expanse. This is just the beginning. There is no end to our world, just moments we collect and store away. Our pockets full, we overflow in abundance.