A recent article in Walla Walla's "Union-Bulletin" newspaper by reporter Annie Charnley Eveland described the formation of a recreational area just a few miles up the road from Walla Walla. Jim Martin, of Pendleton, Oregon and later of Walla Walla worked for the Umatilla National Forest Service in the 1950s and 60s, and was responsible for bringing about Jubilee Lake, a place that has become near and dear to the hearts of many dozens of Walla Walla families. The manmade lake lies nearly at 5000ft of elevation in the Blue Mountains and is about an hour and a half drive from Walla Walla.
In this episode, Alex, Kris, and Jenn discuss the Christian hope of heaven, the theme of creation, the concept of jubilee, and the experience of "roughing-it." In the episode, Kris reports back on his wonderful conversation with Karen Andrews, the daughter of Jim Martin who is now in his 80s and living in Walla Walla. Even though the lake is not technically in Walla Walla proper, the three hosts decided it was a legitimate topic for our show because its creator has such close ties to the city -- and because so many Walla Wallans today continue to enjoy the site.