Although I am thrilled to have a television, I have found little time to enjoy the endless entertainment it offers. Instead I have been leaving my usual stomping grounds and exploring the greater world around me. Emilysa stayed with me for a week while working in the area and we went to the Getty Villa in Malibu. While the seemingly endless Greco-Roman art was interesting the landscape and architecture were the highlights. I enjoyed the ocean vies, smell of fresh rosemary, and the green hills.
J. Paul Getty scored even more points by offering a Braille/Large Print Map. It made for a more enjoyable navigating experience.
Emilysa left on Friday and I flew to Utah in the evening. It was a great trip! I saw tons of family and friends that I have been aching to see. Here's a slightly detailed version of the happenings.
Saturday - I went out to breakfast with my mission companion Teneill. I love reconnecting with old friends. In the afternoon, I spoke at my niece's baptism and got to enjoy the wonderful event that it was. I spent the afternoon lounging at my sister's house before enjoying a dinner with my parents.
Easter Sunday - I had many options of were to go to church. I opted to go with my grandma which meant I got ot sleep in, finish a book and relax. Then came the onslaught of Easter celebration and family visit. I'm so happy I got to see so many cousins, aunts, and uncles on both sides of my family. Thanks for making time for me!
Monday - I had big plans to attend the temple and visit BYU campus. This was unfortunately foiled by disease. Instead I sat on my sister's couch most of the day. Jen and I played all 12 rounds of Scattergories. She won (but only because dehydration weakens the mind). My cousin Angell graciously drove me to the airport. I enjoyed the extra time I had to visit with her and hear about all the exciting news. Thanks again!
I'm home and back to the grindstone. Don't worry, I'm still struggling to find time to enjoy my new hobby. Obligatory reading and exhaustion seem to take precident.
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