Saturday, July 21, 2012

I am on vacation, a time to recharge my batteries, a time to reflect on my life and all that I have.  I have had some challenges, but perseverance has made the struggle worthwhile. Thursday, this was made so clear to me.  I wanted to drive to the top of Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park--a 17 miles drive, up hill all the way.  About 5 miles into the drive, I ran into fog as thick as pea soup. I could hardly see in front of me.  I had to decide should I turn around or keep going.  After some thought and prayer, I decided to keep going for a few more miles.  For 5 miles it was nerve racking, but I just took it slow, then just a few miles from the top the fog cleared and I was rewarded with some of the most breath taking scenery!  

I am so glad that I stuck it out.  The drive was not for the faint-hearted, but the rewards were so exceptional.
This was just a lesson for me to remember when I am facing hard times.


  1. Beautiful. In Arizona, the storms are threatening. We'll see if they make it here.

  2. Beautiful. I'm not sure I've ever seen fog that thick, but the rain I drove home from work in on Friday afternoon looked about like that!

  3. Love this corner of the world - every time we see clouds/fog covering areas even if it's not so densely, we call it "getting socked in" from the days we heard that term being used in the beautiful Northwest! Enjoy your trip!