Thursday, February 19I've mentioned we're having a much milder summer due to all the rain. This morning it was a brisk 60 degrees inside!
Sunday, February 22I rarely take my camera to church, but decided to this morning. I took a lot of photos but this is my favorite:
Monday, February 23We pulled out of the driveway at 7:05 a.m. Just outside San Francisco (Argentina), we stopped for a picnic lunch at a small airfield. This was the second time we've done that on the way to conference, so one more time and it becomes a tradition, right? No idea where we were when we stopped for our second picnic late in the day. We'd been traveling hours and hours by then; I just know I was more than ready for a break from sitting in the car! Ivan drove the whole way, so I'm sure he was just as ready to stretch his legs, too.
As usual I packed too much food. I'd turned the meat from a whole chicken into chicken salad, which we ate wrapped in lettuce leaves, and we also had picada (ham, cheese, olives), with GF cheesy biscuits, and GF brownies for dessert. (The brownies were my treat all week, since the only dessert I could eat off the buffet was the fruit salad, and half the time it was all gone before I got to it. I averted my eyes while walking by the cakes and pies and other yummies.)
After traveling 14-1/2 hours, we arrived at the hotel where conference is being held this year. A bed never looked so good!
Tuesday, February 24Here's a picture of one side of the buffet with a wide variety of salads and cold or room temperature vegetables. (The other side was filled with desserts.)
Wednesday, February 25I didn't take many photos at the ladies tea, and none of them were great. I do like this one I'm sharing because it shows the pretty table -- and one of the other women being silly. We do like to have fun!
Thursday, February 26Each afternoon the staff would set up coffee, tea and juice in the dining area.
Friday, February 27We always take a group photo at the end of conference. This year one of the staff at the front desk used our camera and took photos from the balcony overlooking the lobby. This is everyone, including the team from Hawaii that came to take care of the kids, and the speaker and his wife.
~~~~~~~~~~I failed to take any photos on the way back to Argentina on Saturday. It was a really long day. The driver's side window got stuck half-way down so Ivan had to take time out to stop and maneuver it back up. Good thing, too! We were then able to run the air conditioning while it was really hot, and it kept out the driving rain when a storm hit later in the day (it rained the last six hours of the trip). He just couldn't roll it down for tolls. I thought we were all done with auto repairs, but I guess not!
I'm sorta kinda recovered from the trip. Depending on where conference is next year, we might look into what it would cost to fly instead of drive.