San Francisco & Sacramento

We left behind the super hot weather of Phoenix and landed in San Francisco where the temperature was about 75 degrees.  We had some time as a family to enjoy Fisherman's wharf and visit some of the places where I grew up--including my old elementary school.  I hoped to post some pics, but I haven't had the opportunity to do that--so I will try in the near future. We then traveled to Sacramento to visit Antelope Road Church where my grandparents and my Aunt and Uncle attended.  As a child, we made many visits to this church.  The church is doing really well and is very globally-minded.  We had a great reception which included a BBQ at the pastor's house.  We are staying with the Popps family who have known the Nachtigalls since---the 19th century I think.  Our families go way, way, way back.  Warren and Pat are awesome hosts.  They even came and visited us in Hong Kong.

Now we are packing up and getting ready to go to the Northern California CHOG camp at Diamond Arrow.  I haven't been there since 1980--but I remember that it was beautiful.  Everyone raves about this camp.  We will be speaking three times over the course of the week.  They say internet coverage and even cell phone coverage is spotty to non-existent up there, so diary entries may be light.

What on earth?  What are people supposed to do?  Hang out in nature, talk walks, and canoe on the lake?  For crying out loud.

It's been great being back in California.  My first time since a brief sojourn to L.A. and San Diego in 2009.  I forget how awesome California is and how much I miss it.