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.
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.
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.