IMG_7202a (800x600)In 1953 / 54, Dad took a year out of Seminary and served the Methodist Church in Dufur, Oregon.  For those of you unfamiliar with the more remote parts of Oregon, Dufur is about 15 miles south of The Dalles, due east of Mt. Hood.  During this year, Dad courted Mom (or possibly the other way around, knowing Mom), she wrote to him almost twice a week from October to May, and they got engaged at Christmas time, getting married in Portland in August.

Despite her mild protests, Jane and I drove into Dufur last Saturday, and were pleasantly surprised!  Over the next several days, I’ll share what we found.

For those of you who don’t follow my Photo Blog, you can check there this week for some additional photos from our Trip to Dufur!  Click here to see those, starting with a view of Mt. Hood from Dufur.