On January 26th we leave on our first ever mission trip to Costa Rica. Rod has always wanted to go on a mission trip, and we are taking the opportunity to travel with a group of three different churches, from Minnesota, Oregon, and Alaska, to help Camp Santiago in Nicoya, Costa Rica. This is a youth camp that was destroyed by a hurricane about five years ago, and ever since volunteers have been making the pilgrimage to help them re-build. This year they have been given a donation of a swimming pool, and we are helping them to create the cement around the pool among other fixit projects around the camp.
After our mission trip, which ends Feb. 3, we will stay in Costa Rica for another 5 days, and then move on to St. Maarten, where we have a family time share.
All in all, the trip is 3 weeks, a long time for us, as we never usually leave the studio more than a couple of days! We'll have Joe watching over the studio, and our neighbors looking after things. Joe's hours will officially be Mon/Tues/Thursday from 10am-6pm, so if you can't reach him by phone during those hours, you can try stopping by if you need to pick up an order, or chat about a design.
We will check emails and phone messages as much as possible, but please bear with us as we work remotely, and at times, we will be completely off-grid.
Check back to our blog for photos from the trip!
p.s... where is Pixel staying you might ask? Pixel has a 'cousin' in Marine on St. Croix named Bella, you might have met her here at the studio as we have dog-sat, and now it is the 'return the favor' time!