If you look closely at the bottom of this plaque, you'll see "Sunriver Restores My Soul"...the rest of the history lesson is lost on me - that's all that resonated with me.
We are here for a mere 36 hours, but already, my soul feels restored. The snow blanketing the ground, the smell of the pine, and the feel of the brilliant sunshine.....sigh. Not to mention the hot tub which is one of the best we've come across in the houses we've rented from around here, set at an ideal 103 degrees - perfect to spend vast amounts of time reading from my Kindle.
We are here as a perk from John's work, as he is currently making an appearance at an Oregon Dental Association conference in Sisters*. He left around 7 this morning, and he'll be back by around 1, earning our stay. To keep me, Sydney, and the kids company, we brought along the Whites, and Michele and the girls. We'll have to check out at 11am tomorrow, but the journey is worth it.
So, here's to making the best of our short stay in Central Oregon, and savoring every little minute.
* With the mention of Oregon Dental Association and the reference to John working for Tyson Steele Marketing, I feel like now might be a good time to clarify what it is John does for a career. He works with "Tyson Steele", the person, who created a marketing company used for higher-end dental practices. It is a very small company that runs out of a Victorian-style house-converted-into-office in downtown Eugene. They employ around 8 folks at any given time. John is the VP of Sales - meaning, he's the one who follows up on all leads and determines if potential clients would be good fits for the services Tyson Steele (the company) has to offer. That's a simplified explanation...it's certainly never a career John ever would have dreamed of aspiring too, but it is a PERFECT fit for his skill-set and occupational giftedness.