A note to my dear friends at Highland from your minister, St. Elsewhere. I can't wait to be back with you! Four weeks of language school plus some vacation and study time has made this a summer away. This week our family has been in Estes Park, Colorado, hiking every day in the Rocky Mountain National Park, one of my favorite places in the world. Just the five of us. Having a blast. Nothing quite like hiking up Deer Mountain or up to Bear Lake/ Nymph Lake / Dream Lake / Emerald Lake. Take the beach. Give me the mountains. Sure, I'd miss the goo all over your body, the jellyfish, the sand that won't wash out, the heat, and the skin cancer. But I'll get by. Just set me in the mountains with my hiking boots and my family, and I'll be fine.