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We recently traveled to California to speak and participate in a home school conference. Carlin went with us to assist with one of the children’s programs, called pre-embassy. Since Lawson hates to miss out on an adventure and had enough money to purchase a ticket, he decided to join us. Gil preached at Pastor Tim Polluck’s church in Lodi, California, for the Sunday school and Sunday evening services.  We stayed a few extra days to sightsee. The Dauer family graciously gave us a tour of San Francisco. One thing we came to realize, you just can’t soak in all of the beauty California has to offer in this short of a stay! Smile



Walking across the bridge was one of Carlin’s favorite things we did. You really have to walk on it to appreciate how big it is!DSC07912DSC07917DSC07922DSC07930DSC07951DSC07940DSC07957DSC07961DSC07964