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"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭19‬ NIV) " #catchingourdinner #latergrammies #teamlambongwc #oregontrailingputtputt #rogueriver #rainbowtrout

"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭19‬ NIV) " #catchingourdinner #latergrammies #teamlambongwc #oregontrailingputtputt #rogueriver #rainbowtrout

The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. (‭Psalm‬ ‭29‬:‭3‬ NIV) #wordofgodincreation #craterlake #clearfor100ftdepth #volcanothatcollapsedduringeruption #NowaterINnowaterOUT #filledbysnow #teamlambongwc #oregontrailingputtputt

The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. (‭Psalm‬ ‭29‬:‭3‬ NIV) #wordofgodincreation #craterlake #clearfor100ftdepth #volcanothatcollapsedduringeruption #NowaterINnowaterOUT #filledbysnow #teamlambongwc #oregontrailingputtputt

The spot where we caught MANY lil fish :D #keepreelingthemin #moneyinthebank #bankfishingRogueriver #babyrainbowtrout #shouldhavestayedinschool #lostcreekguardstation #oregontrailingputtputt #teamlambongwc

The spot where we caught MANY lil fish :D #keepreelingthemin #moneyinthebank #bankfishingRogueriver #babyrainbowtrout #shouldhavestayedinschool #lostcreekguardstation #oregontrailingputtputt #teamlambongwc

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September 14-16

We made it to Oregon! The drive through Shasta was so sad as the water level was basically non existent!!! Californians, try to save water!!! :( I’m so glad to have Sam, he drove most of the way without complaining :).

We stopped by redding at a restaurant called SAVORY SPOON for Sunday brunch. Definitely a hipster vege friendly place :) then drove through Medford to Arrive at the town of SHADY COVE, known for it’s FISHING! We found a nice campground by the rogue river for $18/ night. ROGUE ELK CAMPGROUND. Muchhhhh nicer than the trashy rv park we almost parked at before. It is amazing waking up to the sound of the river flowing and fish splashing. So the next morning we tried fishing at this campground. But we were noobs. So went into town to the FISHING HOLE to learn more about fishing. Apparently September is “fly only” season and is really good for catching steelhead trout and salmon because they are all swimming upstream trying to spawn right now. So we bought some flies, nymphs, salmon egg-like hooks, bobbers, and fishing line. Basically dropped $50 on fishing supplies on the hopes that we would catch fish. We also spent $30 each person for a 2 day angling license. Big expenses!

So the bait guy told us to go to the hatchery at the top. Because all the salmon are swimming there now. He said it was “easy” to catch fish there! Well we went, stayed in the sun the whole day, saw the fish jump up in the air in front of us, but NO FISH FOR US!!! What teasers!!! 😿in the afternoon, we went to Casey park to fish, just a little downstream from the hatchery. Again, saw the fish jumping in the air, like they wanted to be seen and caught. But nope, we didn’t catch anything. EXCEPT Sam walked waist deep to the middle of the freezing river to get something white at the bottom of the river. When he dragged it back up to shore, I was so surprised!!!! SALMON THAT WAS 3 feet long and probably 35 pounds!!!!! DINNER!!!!! ok, the fish was dead, but the bottom of the river is like a freezer! Plus when we opened it up the meat looked good. And it had salmon roe eggs!

The guy next to us caught baby fish and was very friendly! He told us he was originally from San Diego and owns a BBQ shop. He gave us fishing tips and told us what to do in Oregon. He even offered us a ride in his boat down the river if his friend hadn’t arrived this week. So anyway, I wouldn’t say the whole day was wasted…… It was fun and relaxing. Though I would admit a little frustrating :) we eventually had a wonderful dinner of fresh salmon and rice. I would say it was a good day.

September 13
Jacob opened up! We warmed up to each other. He really is a great boy. Full of imagination and joy. His parents taught all of them well (even Baby Lukey is very calm and non-fussy!). Saying goodbye was the hardest, as I was just getting a connection with the kids. Auntie Carrie is of course loving as always, and mom provided insight on how taxing raising multiple kids at once were. I definitely appreciated my mom for everything she went thru for me. We left the Chun residence refreshed and gleeful. We then visited PUC, which was special as it was my first time. School is not in yet, but we were able to tour the place with Carrie being the special tour guide. Of course we went to guignis and Big Dipper! And visited Castillo di amorosa. Then took a sabbath nap at bothe napa valley state park. That night we went up to the hill next to PUC airport (which is totally cool btw) and did some night hiking and light writing photography. My mom is so adventurous! She stocked with us the whole way. Definitely a side of her I was not aware of. It was also great seeing Carrie and my mom talking, gradually more in sync with each other. Anyways, we were lucky to be able to stay at PUC behind the market that night on our camper van. Worshipped and slept. Sabbath spent well!

- Sam

Panoramas of rogue river and crater lake. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ NIV)” #wordofgodincreation #teamlambongwc #oregontrailingputtputt #fishingsteelheadsandtrout

Panoramas of rogue river and crater lake. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ NIV)” #wordofgodincreation #teamlambongwc #oregontrailingputtputt #fishingsteelheadsandtrout

Mera (red) Burung (bird) : MEBU! (Our name for this little birdie). Poor thing had one wing that was broken. It jumped into SAMs mom’s hand and would not fly away. #chantikburung #rogueelkcampground #rogueriver #teamlambongwc #oregontrailingputtputt

Mera (red) Burung (bird) : MEBU! (Our name for this little birdie). Poor thing had one wing that was broken. It jumped into SAMs mom’s hand and would not fly away. #chantikburung #rogueelkcampground #rogueriver #teamlambongwc #oregontrailingputtputt

September 12
Today was an interesting day to say the least. We couldn’t find a suitable RV park (one night cost $75!) around Monterey area, so we spent the night at walmart parking lot. I couldn’t sleep pretty much the whole night..so paranoid. But God protected this van and us from any harm that night. The next morning…Monterey Aquarium! ($35/person) Voted no 1 aquarium by multiple sources. I was so stoked and it didn’t disappoint. They have this huge Open Ocean exhibit which has 10,000 sardines alongside Mola Mola, hammerheads, 300 lbs tuna and so many more. The feeding sessions were majestic. Sardines try to stay in schools so they don’t get eaten by the Mahi Mahi fish. So many other parts of the aquarium that was impressive. Best aquarium I’ve visited hands down. We also left with greater knowledge about responsible seafood choices, which we practiced during lunch at Sea Harvest restaurant, which is a place owned by a chef whose brother is a fisherman. Delicious! Never knew I loved rockfish that much! I’ll come back to that place for sure. Afterwards, off to Serena and Brad’s place in Santa Rosa which was a 4 hrs drive. We made the trip and was so exhausted afterwards..but their hospitality was so refreshing. They have a beautiful family of three kids: Leia, Jacob and Luke (no Star Wars connection). Out of the three, Jacob was the most reserved at first. But that all changed the next day…

-Samuel limbong

PURPLE SAND!!!!! seriously. PFEIFFER BEACH! #BIGSURpriseengagement #westcoastbestcoast

PURPLE SAND!!!!! seriously. PFEIFFER BEACH! #BIGSURpriseengagement #westcoastbestcoast

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, (‭Romans‬ ‭14‬:‭17‬ NIV) #wordofgodincreation #teamlambongwc #teamlambongisengaged #BIGSURpriseengagement

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, (‭Romans‬ ‭14‬:‭17‬ NIV) #wordofgodincreation #teamlambongwc #teamlambongisengaged #BIGSURpriseengagement

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Sept 10, 2014
Woke up after 12 hours of sleeping in our van along highway 1.
Went to Sandy Dollar Beach. Gloominess enveloped the beach, but it was fun to see the surfers catch the waves. Mom collected a big rock and a little rock to become a mortar and pestle. I collected a rock that had green shards in it.
Went north to Pfeiffer big sur state park. Saw colonial tree, 1100 year old redwood. And hiked the river gorge trail to the river. Beautiful.
Went back south towards Julia Pfeiffer state park, and on the way there was an amazing trail on the side of the road at a viewpoint. The trail went down to the coast, through a wooden bridge, then a wooden mysterious tunnel through the mountain. What was on the otherside was magical. Sam and I fished for a little, but all we caught was kelp. Decided to pause the fishing and went to explore the tidepools filled with anemone and crabs. Sam had fun catching them while I had fun catching his expression on camera. =) The view was just amazing.
We stopped by another viewpoint for the fantastic sunset. We decided to park here for the night. Such lawbreakers! To be continued…

This is like a throwback, but it’s not. WE ARE ON BIG DIPPER’s wall!!!! I like how I finally see it today even though the pic was taken in 2008. #youngpucdays when we were #wildandfree #expressoexplosion #bigdippericecream #sthelena #teamlambongWC #goodtobeback

This is like a throwback, but it’s not. WE ARE ON BIG DIPPER’s wall!!!! I like how I finally see it today even though the pic was taken in 2008. #youngpucdays when we were #wildandfree #expressoexplosion #bigdippericecream #sthelena #teamlambongWC #goodtobeback

Spirit of the adventurer fisherman @likeabaws87 . We venture to new and unexplored areas to fish. #whatsontheotherside? #partingtontrail #stoppingbythesideoftheroadonawhim #BIGSURpriseengagement

Spirit of the adventurer fisherman @likeabaws87 . We venture to new and unexplored areas to fish. #whatsontheotherside? #partingtontrail #stoppingbythesideoftheroadonawhim #BIGSURpriseengagement

HIGHWAY1 viewpoints galore! Love this coast! #westcoastbestcoast #puttputtvanFTW #freelodgingwithamazingviews #fishandriceeveryday #teamlambongWC

HIGHWAY1 viewpoints galore! Love this coast! #westcoastbestcoast #puttputtvanFTW #freelodgingwithamazingviews #fishandriceeveryday #teamlambongWC