Charles Kiser —  July 8, 2008 — 6 Comments

Several months ago Julie and I mentioned to her parents that we wanted to vacation with them this summer.

A couple months ago, Charles, my father-in-law, notified us that he had made travel arrangements for our vacation — flight plans, housing accomodations, car rental, the whole thing.

“So where are we going?” We asked with curiosity.

“We’re not telling you,” the in-laws said.

So we waited until this very weekend to discover that we were going to spend a week in Lake Tahoe, California!

We’re still trying to pick our jaws up off the floor.

Lake Tahoe is the largest Alpine lake in the United States — 21 miles long and 12 miles wide. The deepest point is more than 1,600 feet. And the color of the water is a gorgeous blue. Get this: you can see seventy-five feet into the water at most points in the lake. Lake Tahoe water is cleaner than the water that comes from our tap at home.

Yes, I’ve been driving my family crazy with this kind of trivia.

Already we’ve rented a jet ski, taken a boat tour, played golf and hung out on the beach. We’re just getting started.

This blog entry is certainly as close to working this week as I’m going to get. I just wanted to share the joy of our family vacation with all of you. Sabbath is a wonderful thing!

Make sure to check Ryan Porche’s blog for an excellent post on communion experiences in our house church gatherings. (Click the link “Ryan Porche” under “Blogroll” in the right column.)

Charles Kiser


I’m a pastor, missionary, and contextual theologian in Dallas, Texas. I’m committed to equipping and coaching Christians to start fresh expressions of Christian community in Dallas County — communities of hospitality, inclusion, justice, and healing.

6 responses to Vacation


    AWESOME!!!! Enjoy your vacation, y’all deserve every bit of it! Love the family picture!! Looking forward to more pictures and stories when you return! Love ya guys!!!


    TOO FUN! I see that Julie must have figured out her Driver’s License situation. Looks like you guys are having a blast….be sure and post more pics soon. Have fun!


    Looks like your in-laws planned a great vacation for you! Glad you are having a wonderful time and making lots of fun memories!


    great family pic! what a great getaway.


    I’m so proud that you figured it out, Charles! Looks like a fabulous time. Consider the Goldbergs jealous 🙂


    The Kisers for PRESIDENT(S)!!!

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