Friday, May 15, 2015

Spring break in St George

Leslie and I met up in Salt Lake for a spring break run to St George. We were going to spend the night but ended up driving all the way down. It was uneventful. Ella, Edie, Isaac and Addie went with us. We had nonstop fun. They climbed around on the rocks and I still get nervous. 

 We ate a lot of good food. Sucuras was a hit with the kids. 

 A quick stop in Salt Lake let the kids play in the tree house at Laurens. 
 Addie and Edie are the Dee Dee twins. 

 Fat Mans misery is the name of this skinny slot canyon. They got hung up terrified by a lizard in it. 

 Now this is what it is all about!

 OK I am ready to go back and continue where we left off. 

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Training HBB in Paraguay

In March we traveled to Paraguay to train two groups the HBB course. It was a good trip. There were friendly faces from the past and new friends made. They had these great murals in our Hotel lobby. 

 Kind of fun to follow others with my Find My Friend app. 
 We taught at the Chapel next tot he LDS Temple. It was nice to walk the grounds there when I needed to stretch my legs. They were doing clean up on the grounds and fun to watch. 
 Dr. Sheffield and Jeff teaching the group how to do the mega code. 

 We had a great time with all of these people. Elder and Sister Ford used to live in Rexburg. We really enjoyed them. 
 There were a couple of mishaps on our trip home. We had to move to a new Hotel the last night because of a reservation glitch. Our bus that brings us in to the airport terminal hit the building and shattered out the rear windows. When we took off from Sao Paulo our mega plane lost an engine on take off. We had to abort the take off and return to the airport. They took about 6 hours to repair the engine and we took off finally. They did feed us potato chips and cookies to keep us happy. 
 We tried to keep a smile on our faces when they announced that the flight crew had to be changed out when we crossed into the USA. 
Another successful NRT trip!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

February fun, still no winter.

We had a dinner party at our house on Valentine's weekend. It was to decorate for it. 
 It has been the craziest winter. No snow to speak of. No storms, no snow days at school. This picture was taken in February of the back yard. The grass is getting green. 

 I flew down to St George for a week of house sitting during the Parade of Homes. Beth and Gary spent a night with me. I had a few days of peace and quiet. 
 Some of my friends kidnapped me for a ride through Zions park. I drove the Corvette with the top down. We ran into a group of Korean tourists. They were more interested in us than in Zions Park. They lvoe the Harleys and Corvette. 
 I did some hiking on my own. 
 I also hiked with Charlene. We saw some beautiful sites and I got up on Turtle Rock. 

 I discovered this week that I have a big ugly kidney stone. Now I am waiting for it to make its next move. 
 RZR ride behing Zions Park was so fun. We crossed a creek over and over. 

 Steven and Cari came and spent the weekend with us along with Rachel and family. We had wonderful weather until we woke up Monday morning to a serious snow storm. Maybe our best storm of the winter and it was in St George. 

 Rachel brought her pet tortoise named Wilma. Wilma liked it in St George. Maybe she has relatives here behind the house. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Vegas with the Grandkids

It was a fun idea to go to Vegas with Andy, Lynne, Addie and Isaac. We did have fun but Vegas is not all good. You have to be pretty careful. Even a candy store has hidden vices in Vegas. However in the Bellagio they have the best chocolate fountain of all. I could not tear my eyes away from this ceiling to floor fountain. 
 The famous ceiling in the lobby. Mesmerizing. 

 We walked around all afternoon seeing some fun things. 
 That night we surprised the kids and went to see the Beatles Love show. They loved it. 
 We wore the kids out. They laid down a minute to look at the lights of the city and that was the end of them. 

 Next stop was St. George. It was a little brisk out but they got in the pool in the morning and stayed in all day long. I even brought lunch out to them. 
 In the evening Andy entertained a group of golf buddies. The Nielsons, David and Steven Zollinger.