My parents came to see us in Ambrym in July-August! We had a great 3 1/2 weeks with them in country. We spent a week in Ambrym in the village, and the remaining time in Vila. We didn't do anything extraordinarily special, other than just hang out, which was special enough in itself. So thankful they work so hard and save up to be able to come see us.
The view on the way to the volcano.
We did go to the active volcano, Marum, on our island - or at least most of the way to it. Here it is behind us on the ash plain.
Mom helped us paint in Gretchen's cupboards. Bill's son Marcus really hooked us up with these cupboards and we can easily fit 6 months of stores in the pantries and other shelving he made us!
Here is the new family on their new island (Tobie's home island)! We got to see them off as they joined us on our boat ride to the airport. We had to fly through an airport on Southern Pentecost island (the island just north of us) rather then through our usual one (at West Ambrym) because of land disputes blocking the ground the airstrip is on. Its great that we could see a new place, but the water between Ambrym and Pentecost is open ocean and has very high swells that we don't enjoy a whole lot in our little banana boat! We have heard that the W Ambrym airport may be opening again the end of this month, which would be a huge answer to prayer!
Hanging out at Hideaway for the day. It was too cold for me to swim, but the kids got in!