Recently, hubby and I were blessed to be accepted for a spot at Operation Heal Our Patriots, a retreat for wounded warriors and spouses that is organized by Samaritan’s Purse. It was a blessing, in many MANY ways, and I’d love to share a few of my images with you, as well as help spread the word about this amazing organization and their work.
If you know of a wounded warrior, or are a wounded warrior, please share the word about this fantastic opportunity!
Now, on to the pictures! Be warned, this is a Part 1- still waiting on film scans!
This was the view off of our cabin porch… Amazing to wake up to and at all hours
At Katmai National Park… I’m not usually IN photos, but a great Parks Service employee snatched my camera right up and grabbed this of hubby and I as we were arriving (by float plane… float planes rock- smoothest landings ever!)
Bears!!! We got to see one of them catch and eat lunch while we were there.
This, and the next few photos are from Upper Tazimina Lake in Lake Clark National Park. We fished a lot up there, and this particular day, hubby, myself, and our awesome guide were flown out to fish from a small boat that they kept stashed out at this remote lake. All day, 14 miles of pristine lake all to ourselves. It’s a little slice of heaven!
Upper Twin Lake, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Richard Proenekke National Historic Site
Upper Twin Lake, Proenekke Site
And lastly, and aerial shot of the landscape between Upper Twin Lake and Lake Clark. The pilots let us take turns sitting shotgun- how cool!
There aren’t words to express how grateful we are for the week we had. A HUGE thank you to Samaritan’s Purse, Rev. Franklin Graham, the chaplains, staff, and volunteers who work all summer in Port Alsworth at this program- we appreciate it! Also, it’s amazing to see how close you can feel to people who started out the week as a group of strangers- we were blessed to spend the week with truly kind and inspiring couples!