“This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ “
Today I’m heading off to even more AmeriCorps training in Trout Lake. We’re spending two nights there, driving down today and back Friday night. Expect silence through at least Saturday; Trout Lake is quite remote, and although they do have computers with internet (amazing!), the AmeriCorps people work hard to keep us busy to make the trip worth the drive. I still wonder why they picked Trout Lake. It’s central to Washington and Oregon, true — centrally inconvenient for anybody not living in Hood River. I hear it’s pretty, but our 10-day stint in January didn’t reveal much of that; perhaps this time, or the time in July, will have less ice, snow, and rain, and more views of Mt. Adams.
All that said, I don’t mind a few days away from my normal internship. Even taking a day off here and there, I feel generally useless, discouraged, and like I’m just treading water — not making any progress. Maybe it’s more accurate to say I only feel I’m making extremely slow progress — not quite none at all, but an almost imperceptible amount.
Anyway, all that to say I’m off gallivanting around. Expect photos and not many words when I post next.