Saturday, September 29, 2012
It took us 5 days and 4 nights to drive 2,200+ miles. Luckily, no one ever asked if we were there yet or how much longer. Haha. The only ones who had to stop were the two of us. It was a pleasant although very long and tiring drive.
Driving through Montreal to the Mission Home took a long, long time. It was rush hour traffic which starts about 2:00 to 2:30 and doesn't end till after 7:00. The traffic was just horrible. Bumper to bumper traffic, very impatient drivers, and drivers cutting in and out of traffic. It was very stressful. I have learned that the traffic is always like that. It seemed much worse than L.A. or San Diego.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Here we are ready to enter the Missionary Training Center. There were 72 Senior Couples in our group. There were 2,750 young missionaries and 400 more entered on Wednesday.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
In fact, I taught at the same school in Rosamond, Ca as Kathy did. We had a lot of fun together, talking about the kids, comparing lessons, having lunch together, as well as talking about personal stuff. That first year I was there, we both taught 4th and we even had some activities together for our classes. In Ca part of the curriculum is California history and whenever I taught 4th, we always did a mock gold rush. kathy and I did one together that year. It was a ton of fun. We made little draw string bags out of burlap and each student got one. The moms and I painted rocks with gold spray paint and that became our gold. On the day of the gold rush, the moms spread that "gold" out in a designated area and later the kids searched for it. In another area we had tables set out with "stuff" that they could buy with their gold. There were donated things and things that I bought such as games, toys, chips, jump ropes, candy, books, and all sorts of things. First the kids would weigh their gold on a scale and then according to how much gold they had, they could go shopping. The Dads would do a bar-b-cue and after shopping the kids and the parents would eat. It was usually hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, chips, and soda. It took us all afternoon to do the gold rush and it was a blast. Whenever I think about teaching, I always have great memories. I really loved teaching and working with the kids.