I am sitting in a little tea shop in downtown Bend, Oregon with Rachael, Nick, and Wes and I am at peace. The place is called Townshend's Tea Company. There is alternative country music playing softly in the background and the quiet whispers of my fiancé and my best friends create bliss.
This trip has been a true blessing. I have just finished my course work at APU and though I feel anticipation for those in my life returning in the spring, I have begun my post-collegiate experience.
(A Townshend's employee just dropped a dish, momentarily disrupting my thoughts)
Tom Monson, a friend who we are staying with just walked in to the tea shop. What a blessing to have him in my life.
As the trip continues I will record more of our experiences.