We looked at those beautiful mountains and said goodbye. We did see mountains again in Colorado, but after that we flat-lined.
These are our name badges which we wear ALWAYS. Well, always in public. They seem to be a magnet. When we walk into a room all eyes seem to go to our nameplates. It is quite funny. If there is another LDS (Mormon) in the room they sometimes come and talk to us. When we stayed in Grand Junction, CO, we had breakfast at the hotel with a delightful older couple. Grandma Ruby Faye and Dennis (her husband) are from Preston Idaho. They were in Colorado because they were going to a wedding of friends from Idaho who had to come to Colorado to wed because Colorado was the closest state that allowed 1st cousins to marry. And we weren't even in the south yet. Dennis is blind and Grandma Ruby was fully in charge. They had served a mission in Peru.
We kept on and had a wonderful afternoon visit with Sam and Sarah Watkins in Augusta, Kansas. It was so fun to see the best horse-shoer in Tucson who moved to Kansas. Sarah was delightful and we had so much fun. They have the biggest lawn to mow I have ever seen.
We stayed the night in Olathe Kansas in a hotel we will not be visiting again. But it was midnight when we got there so we didn't notice much. This changing time zones is the worst.
We had gone through Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, a little of Illinois, Kentucky, and finally on to Nashville. We got here at about 7pm.
We spent the night in Nashville at a hotel that was just a few doors down from the one we stayed at in December. We got up early, had breakfast and reported to the Tennessee Nashville Mission office.......but more about that in the next blog.
We miss everyone, but not the hot weather. It has been delightfully mild in Tennessee. It has been in the high 70s and 80s; but we won't speak too soon because it could get hot.
We are at the library uploading this thinking about how wonderful it will be when we have internet. Then I will post again. We really want to tell you about the small town we have been assigned to in Southern Tennessee. Until then.....thank you for being our fiends.