Tasting Life

“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 1 Chronicles 28:9 (NLT)

Solomon was challenged by his father, David, to seek God and find God.

After much searching and “tasting” in life, he came full circle to appreciate the RIGHT THING and the truth. He learned the hard way, explored everything and was not happy. But in the end, Solomon left incredible words that have lived on long after his life was over. Check out the end of verse 13!

“That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. 14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NLT)

Tasting Life

“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 1 Chronicles 28:9 (NLT)

Solomon was challenged by his father, David, to seek God and find God.

After much searching and “tasting” in life, he came full circle to appreciate the RIGHT THING and the truth. He learned the hard way, explored everything and was not happy. But in the end, Solomon left incredible words that have lived on long after his life was over. Check out the end of verse 13!

“That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. 14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NLT)

We’re Ba a a a k!

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Wow! What a great week we had on vacation.

Today was a travel day … all day. (Tuesday). Our flight left Chicago O’Hare Airport at 8:30 AM, was diverted and landed in Wichata Falls, TX because of bad weather at Dallas. We were on the ground waiting for 4 additional hours just sitting in the plane, almost 8 hours on that plane in total. They did give everyone 1 piece of Dominoes Pizza after three hours of waiting, though. 😉

Then on to Dallas where all of our flights were canceled. So we flew into SFO. That would have been fine, but for our luggage. It is now scheduled (we think) to go to Oakland sometime on Wednesday. Then they will deliver it to us.

We just got back from Target where Ginger got a shiny new curling iron and fresh make-up. She said she needed that to return to the real world on Wednesday. Hmmmm…..

Thanks for all the prayers, we are really rested.

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Had a great time the past 3 days in Chicago and with our diversion on Sunday to the Indianapolis 500 where we witnessed first-hand … the DANICA MARCH! Can’t wait to see all of our California Family!

Oh, and here’s a quick photo of the Nintendo Wii Fit Car … didn’t leave the race very “fit” at all, eh?

We’re Ba a a a k!

American Airline Flight DelayWow! What a great week we had on vacation.

Today was a travel day … all day. (Tuesday). Our flight left Chicago O’Hare Airport at 8:30 AM, was diverted and landed in Wichata Falls, TX because of bad weather at Dallas. We were on the ground waiting for 4 additional hours just sitting in the plane, almost 8 hours on that plane in total. They did give everyone 1 piece of Dominoes Pizza after three hours of waiting, though. 😉

Then on to Dallas where all of our flights were canceled. So we flew into SFO. That would have been fine, but for our luggage. It is now scheduled (we think) to go to Oakland sometime on Wednesday. Then they will deliver it to us.

We just got back from Target where Ginger got a shiny new curling iron and fresh make-up. She said she needed that to return to the real world on Wednesday. Hmmmm…..

Thanks for all the prayers, we are really rested.Indy 500 Car

Had a great time the past 3 days in Chicago and with our diversion on Sunday to the Indianapolis 500 where we witnessed first-hand … the DANICA MARCH! Can’t wait to see all of our California Family!

Oh, and here’s a quick photo of the Nintendo Wii Fit Car … didn’t leave the race very “fit” at all, eh?

Wooded Sky Over Wisconsin

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We drove up to Devil’s Lake — a lake created by glaciers — on Wednesday. Then we took a hike that overlooked the lake on a trail called, “East Bluff Trail”. It was a fantastic hike, although the ATTACK OF THE GNATS movie could have been filmed there. There were millions and millions of them and all of them liked human heads!

The skys were very blue and the woods are all budding and beautiful as you can see from the photo here. Click on the Flickr photos you see to the right to see a few more.

But it was nice to get away to another place where our family went a couple of times a year to go camping and hiking. The memories abound here.

Wooded Sky Over Wisconsin

Wooded Sky over WisconsinWe drove up to Devil’s Lake — a lake created by glaciers — on Wednesday. Then we took a hike that overlooked the lake on a trail called, “East Bluff Trail”. It was a fantastic hike, although the ATTACK OF THE GNATS movie could have been filmed there. There were millions and millions of them and all of them liked human heads!

The skys were very blue and the woods are all budding and beautiful as you can see from the photo here. Click on the Flickr photos you see to the right to see a few more.

But it was nice to get away to another place where our family went a couple of times a year to go camping and hiking. The memories abound here.

Bastian Legacy

Interesting day today (Tuesday). Ginger and I visited the grave sites of dozens of my family members on my father’s side. And I found out a lot of history about it. Although our name is not “Bastian” — the “Bastian’s” bought this farm land 152 years ago and started a cemetery that only allows relatives to be buried there. So that means that I am related to people who are documented and approved to be part of this family line. Pretty cool, eh?

Pictures will follow, but for now why not check out the link to the Google picture. It is in Hinckley, Illinois.

Link is here.
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Or copy and paste this into your browser. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Hinckley,+DeKalb,+Illinois,+United+States&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,41.769040,-88.640300&t=h&ll=41.758108,-88.656578&spn=0.004002,0.009903&z=17&iwloc=addr

Bastian Legacy

Interesting day today (Tuesday). Ginger and I visited the grave sites of dozens of my family members on my father’s side. And I found out a lot of history about it. Although our name is not “Bastian” — the “Bastian’s” bought this farm land 152 years ago and started a cemetery that only allows relatives to be buried there. So that means that I am related to people who are documented and approved to be part of this family line. Pretty cool, eh?

Pictures will follow, but for now why not check out the link to the Google picture. It is in Hinckley, Illinois.

Link is here.
View Larger Map

Or copy and paste this into your browser. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Hinckley,+DeKalb,+Illinois,+United+States&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,41.769040,-88.640300&t=h&ll=41.758108,-88.656578&spn=0.004002,0.009903&z=17&iwloc=addr

Indy 500 Here We Come!!

This is an amazing LATE-BREAKING STORY! We just went on Craig’s List for Indianapolis and scored 2 tickets to PREMIUM – Start/Finish Line tickets to the Indy 500! I’ve toured the race track twice in off-seasons, but it is truly one of my life’s goals to go to a race. We checked months ago and those areas sell out early.

Game day forecast is for 80-partly-cloudy-degrees. w00t! It’s gonna be AWESOME! Look for me up high in the “Paddock” area under the awning.