Sunday, July 24, 2011

Canyons summer concert and hanging with the Howell's at the Nat'l Governor's Convention

 One of our favorite activities in Park City is the summer concerts at Canyons.
So Saturday afternoon, we packed up a picnic lunch, walked down the street,
 threw out our blanket on the hill and sat down, ready to enjoy an evening of fun.
The music was entertaining and the picnic was yummy.
The band was just taking a break when we got a call from our good friends, the Howell's, 
who invited us to join them at the National Governor's Association convention 
over at the Olympic Park venue.
What a fun offer!  Of course, we wanted to come.  
So we packed up our picnic lunch and ran over to the Olympic Park
which is right next door to us.
Hanging out with the Howell's is always lots of fun!
Scott seems to know everyone and loves to introduce you to everyone
 and has a gift for making you feel really important when you are around him.
So we got to meet all kinds of important people, all good friends of Scott's.
We enjoyed another delicious meal.  We never say "no" to yummy (and free) food!
And we got to see the Flying Aces aerial show, 
which I highly recommend to anyone visiting Park City.
It was a fun night with our good friends!
The next morning we met up with the Howell's at the Conference Center in Salt Lake
 to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir give a special concert for the governors.
They sang several patriotic songs and it was beautiful!
We ran into Ruth Todd, one of my dearest friends, 
who was there on official church business, greeting the governors that morning.
Always gracious and classy, Ruth caught up with us after the concert
 and we had a wonderful visit with her.  
We walked around Temple Square with the Howell's 
and Caitlyn, Jeff's fiance and her mom, Lorri and enjoyed the beautiful temple grounds.
It was the perfect way to end a wonderful weekend in Utah!
Dad and Brooke at the concert at Canyons.
 The view from our picnic blanket.
 Mom and Brooke relaxing during the break. 
And then we get a phone call from Scott. 
And off we go to meet up with our friends...
 Scott and Linda, at the Olympic Park.
 What a fun group to hang with!  Caitlyn and Jeff (soon to be married!),
 Scott and Linda (always ready for fun and adventure!), 
Lorri, Caitlyn's mom (here in SLC to help with the wedding planning), 
and Mom, Brooke and Dad (the party crashers!)
 Dad with Mike Mead, the Governor of Wyoming,
who was excited when we told him that our friends, the Wilkes, built a cabin near Afton.
His eyes lit up and he said, "Oh! In Starr Valley?!!  That is beautiful country!"
I could tell that he was really impressed and it was at that moment that Dad and he became friends!
Dad, with Shannon Bahrke of the Flying Aces.
 Ruth Todd and Mom, friends from high school days in Arizona,
roommates at BYU, and dear friends throughout the years!
 The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Amazing!
Brooke, looking cute on Temple Square.
 Caitlyn and her sweet mother, Lorri, and her cute mother-in-law to be, Linda.
Brooke and Mom with the gorgeous Salt Lake temple.

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