I wasn't really mad, and I am perfectly happy sitting at home, but just felt like we needed to get out and do SOMETHING memorable. So we went to Arizona for the first half of the week, and Pat went to White Sands for the second half. He got home this afternoon finally, and we're so glad it's Conference weekend so we can relax together finally!
Here's some of the scouts at White Sands New Mexico. They had a great time!
And here are way too many pictures of our trip to Arizona. There was no shortage of trains to Charlie's delight.
We stopped at the store on the way and I let everyone pick out a snack to take on the trip. I was proud of us! Pickles, Cheese Sticks, Grapes, Animal Crackers, Roasted Edamame, French Bread, Oranges, and Bananas. We pretty much got the same things on the way home too. Nice car lunch! I HATE fast food, but unfortunately, that's all we could ever find come dinner times. Bleh. Bleh. Bleh. Tastes good going in, feels so gross immediately afterward. Fast food. Maybe it's called that because you're better off fasting.
Then we went to Mesa to the temple to get seats for the Easter Pageant. It was really nice. Only wish the sound hadn't been pre-recorded. It seems more from the heart if people do their own talking and singing. The dancing was terrific. And no one knew if we were supposed to clap or not throughout. Charlie's favorite part was the airplanes that passed overhead continuously heading for a nearby airport. There were also lots of helicopters.
The stage was HUGE, and there must have been thousands of people there, but my phone died after this picture. Here we are in our seats next to the sound tent. Before it started, the actors walked around meeting people and even brought their animals! Leia and Charles were fascinated with the sheep! There were about 500 actors and they did an amazing job. Especially considering they are all just members of the church volunteering their time. I couldn't believe it.
Dallas was the one person in our family that got to go on BOTH trips. He passed out after he got home today from White Sands. *smile*