As most of you know, Lowell is a postal carrier. His route goes all the way up to the Canadian border and then back down the west side of the Kootenai Valley. At the border is a mercantile that also serves as a shipping depot for Canadian customers. They get countless packages through the United States Postal Service and it is Lowell’s responsibility to deliver their packages to them.
However, many times there are too many packages to fit into Lowell’s Jeep; so I will sometimes take the extra packages up to the border for him. This helps him save time so that he doesn’t have to make the extra run at the end of his workday, and can then get home to be with us at his normal time. Currently, I only run it about once a week, if that. Around Christmastime (when all the packages went beserck) it was almost four times a week.
The scenic drive up to the border and back again is very beautiful. Especially in the springtime! I’ve tried taking pictures for you all, but it’s a mite difficult to do when you’re also supposed to be driving. Add into that the demands of five children who somehow seem to be hungry the second you hit the road or else they can’t decide on which song to listen to on the cd. It can get interesting, to say the least!
But for what it’s worth, here is this Land of Ours
. . . to Canada and Back!
I love the mountains! They’re quiet, peaceful, and remind me that my God is bigger than anything I will ever face.
Logan and Wyatt were my winter Canadian trip buddies this year, since the older kids were in school. They went so many times that Logan became an expert at knowing when we had almost reached the border. There was a certain mountain he always looked for, and once he spied it, he knew we were just about there. In this picture, the border is right around the curve.
Finally at the border!
Someone is getting the hops fields ready.
Heading back home!