Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Little Slice of Heaven

Back when Landon went to Antarctica, he made some life-long friends, including his roommate there, Clément Miège. Yep, he's French. And yes - I could listen to him talk all day. :)
Anyway, Clem and his girlfriend Michelle, who also went to Antarctica with Landon's group, have made their way to Seattle! Over the summer, they've been living in a floating boat house on Lake Union downtown. They were gracious enough to invite us over for a quick trip out on the lake before they move at the end of the month.
I have to tell you, this might be the coolest thing I've done in this city. I had no idea this community of floating homes even existed! Clem and Michelle keep a canoe and a couple of Kayaks tied up right outside their front door, and actually use them to travel around the city. I'm only sad that they are moving and we won't be able to do this every weekend. :) The views were simply spectacular, and the company was just as great.
One of the things that has amazed me about Landon's career to this point are the people we've been blessed to know along the way. Geologists are a quirky lot in some ways - they like to camp out on glaciers, get really drunk, and are chronically disorganized. But so many of Landon's colleagues are generous, kind, wonderful people who would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it. It's been great for us to be exposed to people who are so different from the community that we grew up with, who show us how many ways there are to be Christlike. 
Also: I really love Seattle! Don't tell my Mom, she's getting nervous that we'll stay forever. We just might. :)


Roger and Laurene said...

II love that you take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. I love that you recognize and appreciate such goodness around you. I love that you share your joy and enthusiasm with all of us. I love that you live your life full of adventure. I love you three crazy Seattle Burgeners and I'm so proud of the incredible people you are.

But, unless you guys figure out a way to make enough money to come home more often, you can not stay there forever. :)

Love from far away in Rexburg,

Catherine said...

They were living in a houseboat??! That's totally nuts! And awesome! But how cool you got to go visit :-)

Me said...

My only question is: Why aren't YOU living on a houseboat?