California Part 2: Day 13 – iHop, Lake Day and Riverside BBQ!

Wednesday, 12th July

Waking up in Riverside was delightful!
Appreciative that we could enjoy God’s good creation staying with the saints!

Brisket being smoked by one of our hosts for the BBQ with the saints in Riverside tonight.

Morning pickups to bring us to the Philadelphia Housing Rec Hall.
Fill us today, Lord Jesus!
We started off our day in the meeting hall, sang some songs and read 1 John 1 and 2. Thank You Lord for the Word in us!
We went to iHop which was the first time for the majority of us.

Home cooked food is always the best, but we enjoyed the experience!

The food included dulce de leche pancakes, chicken and waffles, etc.

After brunch, we “hopped” up to Lake Gregory.

Some of us walked all the way around the lake, it was very pretty!

Some of us rented Duffy boats, kayaks and swan boats.
And enjoyed singing along to some hymns from the speakers on the boats.
Especially when we caught up with the walking group!
We may have gotten a little competitive about it! Or you could call it harmonious 🙂

The ones in the kayaks did get a bit tired and hitched a ride for a while!

The walking group managed a selfie with the boats and kayaks!

Finally we regrouped with our cars and drivers to make our way back to Riverside.
It was a really pretty drive back down the mountain, although there were a lot of twists and turns.

Once back in Riverside, we enjoyed a BBQ with the local saints. The house was filled but we were able to spill outside to eat by the colour changing pool!

There was so much yummy food.
And there were so many of us that we wore nametags!

It was really fun and relaxing and the weather was so pleasant.

Praise the Lord for the saints in Riverside!

“That which we have seen and heard we report also to you that you also may have fellowship with us, and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.”

-1 John 1:3

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