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Quick trip to Salt Lake and Las Vegas

Nearly twenty-four years ago I complete 18 months of service as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that helped shape my life immeasurably. I attended a mission reunion in Salt Lake City on Friday night, with more than 200 in attendance. The evening was so much fun. My only issues were that I showed up two hours late, thanks to a delayed flight from Denver, and I felt the night was too short, and the fact that my camera battery died just after I got there. Still a wonderful weekend trip I took alone, and left the family behind to miss me a few days. I'll summarize my travels in the following pictures and brief descriptions BELOW each image. Enjoy! My trainer, ReNae, and me.
Waking up to a dusting of snow.
My brother and his wife's casa.
Incredible gourmet breakfast.
Eggs Benedict extraordinaire.
Refreshing fruit smoothies.
Fresh tulips for ambiance.
Off to General Conference.
Brinley Paige, my niece.
Three nieces.
Nathaniel, my nephew, avec moi.
Balcony seats. Loved being there.
My sister, Julie.
My niece, Madison.
Nathaniel, my nephew.
Aubrey, brand new Mormon, flew out from Oklahoma.
The six of us after conference, soaking in the crisp spring air.
Historic Salt Lake home.
Daffodils delighting the way.
Jan's home, Julie's sister-in-law.
Little America lobby.
Carol, Katie, and Emily.
My rental car, mystery SUV. (I'm not a car person.)
My friend, Barb.
Tabernacle, an architectural feat.
Temple Square.
Thomas, my nephew.
Julie and me, after lunching on Rumbi Island Grill salads with mahi and salmon. Yummy.
Cookie, my favorite dog.
Talked SWA agent into letting me stay an extra day in Vegas to see Valerie.
Valerie's bouquet with Siamese twin flower featured.
New carpeting after upstairs flooding.
Parker, my nephew.
Coincidentally, Marc flew down to Vegas for a conference too.
One day later, wearing same outfit (due to unscheduled stop in Vegas), lunch at La Jeffe's.
Chilly acaiberry yogurt, quite delicious.
Valerie getting Brendan's request. He's been sick.
One for each of us. So yummy.
Happy camper. My nephew, Brendan. What a delightful weekend getaway! I can't believe I forgot to take pictures of my siblings' spouses, Tom, Penni, and Sean. I hope they know I love them too!


jennie w. said…
Fun trip! You look so cute in all the pics!
Shana said…
Great post! SO fun to see you tonight. It looks like you had quite the adventure! :)
Lonna said…
That looks like a whirl wind trip that was really fun. How great that you were able to talk your airline into letting you stay another day, you will have to teach me those skills for sure.

I totally agree with Jennie, you do look so great in all of those pictures. Glad to have you back.
i love slc at conference time. it's such a happening place! looks like a fantastic trip. and how lucky to be able to spend an extra day in vegas that you didn't even know about!
Cassie said…
Looks like a fun trip! I always love going to conference in the conference center.
Julie V. said…
GREAT photos Kelly. The salads we ate were from Rumbi Island Grill. We had fun with you here, although brief. I am glad you had the kids take a picture of us since I forgot to. Thanks for the fun time.
Kellie said…
How fun to get away on your own. It's nice to remember that you can do that, be on your own I mean. We're glad to have you back.
Maryanne said…
It was great to see you Kelly! Sounds like you had a great time :o)

And what a bummer about your camera battery! I just can't handle camera issues like that. They happen to me a lot more often than I would like! Like driving two hours to take Adam to see and ride the "real" Thomas the Tank Engine and going to take a picture of him next to the train and then have your camera say "No memory card", then I open it to find it empty and then there is NO place in all of Heber City to buy a memory card! Wahhh! I'm still not over that one as you can tell.
Callisto said…
Finally got around to checking out your post about the Utah visit. It sure was nice to see you, even if it was short.

You may or may not have noticed, but I have revived my blog. You may or may not want to drop by for a look.
Bobbi said…
Looks like a fun trip with lots packed in!
Aimee said…
I wish I had been home and was able to hang out with you! I really missed being able to watch Conference. Jim recorded it for me so I watched it from my cozy bed. Hope to see you soon!

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