Saturday, June 12, 2010

Alex's Farewell - Part 1

Alex's farewell was the May long weekend (Memorial Day Weekend). It was great to have family & friends here to celebrate. Kira, Evan & Landon arrived Monday evening - they came from Florida where they had been on a family vacation. Alycia, Trevor & Brandon arrived Friday afternoon. Ben arrived Sunday morning & Sharley later that evening. We missed Justin & Serene & the girls but we understood they couldn't be here. Serene & the girls made a special trip to see Alex before he left. Distance didn't really allow Justin to do that.

Friday after the Utah car arrived the boys all went to the beach. They came home that night and played games as usual. Saturday morning was spent preparing for the open house on Sunday. Then that afternoon we went to the Mormon Battalion visitor's center. It was just reopened in January after being closed for major renovations (about 3 yrs.) It is amazing!!!! If you haven't been or will be visiting San Diego you really need to go. It's very interactive, fascinating & fun! From there we headed to the Old Town Mexican Cafe for dinner. It was fun to all be together.

Kira, Evan & Landon & the covered wagon
Alycia & Brandon at Fort Leavenworth

When we got on the trail Evan wanted to roast marshmallows and announced "We're camping!"

Brandon demonstrating how he washed his clothes by hand his entire mission.

Landon LOVED the water and wanted to get in the wash tub!

Alex scouting out San Diego from the tower.

Evan playing with the brick by the kiln.

Alex & Trevor panning for gold.

Sarah told us that Alex J was good at juggling. He showed us that indeed he is.

Uncko Awex & Evan

Old Town Mexican Cafe

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