Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We're Gettin' The Band Back Together!


The band hasn't played together for about 2.5 years! So, this summer has been an unique experience. We had a Lloyd family reunion scheduled for late July in Heber, UT. I took advantage of the timing and flew out a few days early to reconnect with some beautiful souls before my family followed in the "still kickin' it" 1999 Plymouth Voyager!

 I got to see my beautiful sister/friend, Esther. We met in student housing at BYU when both of our husbands were in graduate school. Our friendship will out-last those fireproof steel doors of Wymount Terrace!

From our time spent in P-town, my life has been blessed with angels along the way: Margot, Sheila, Dara, Melody, Lisa Maree, Becky, Marin and the picture below: Sister Sherry Ritchie Platt!!


One SWEET experience was surprising Sherry and her family at Hailee's (Sherry's daughter) mission farewell. Sherry and I were mission companions in the New Zealand, Auckland mission. Twenty and some odd years later, Sherry makes me laugh just as hard! This past year, our daughters attended Utah State University together. Sherry is the friend that will move heaven and earth to let you know you are loved. 


My sister is the one that will move heaven and earth and a door or two to make you feel at home! 


 Thanks to Scott's sister, Deanna, The Lloyd family reunion at Heber Valley Camp was a great success! 


The Heber Valley Cabins were a great shelter during a welcome rain!

Bread-sticks not pictured.
After the reunion, we took the southern route back to Nor Cal and stopped in St. George, UT for a night. We enjoyed the washer and dryer provided at the hotel and we highly recommend the bread sticks from Pizza Factory!!

Our last big stop before returning home, Universal Studios, Hollywood

Gerry Beach, my dad's friend of 50 years plus, allowed us to stay in his home in Westminster, CA so we didn't have to take out a small business loan to house a family of seven in a Burbank hotel.


Overlooking the Valley outside of Universal Studios Hollywood.

 
One HUGE turkey leg and one HAPPY seventeen year old!


Girls on Scooters!


Natalie and I decided we would skip the "Walking Dead" ride.







The Millionaire (minus $700 for Universal Studio tickets!) and his wife.


We stopped by Seal beach before braving the rest of the drive back up I-5


In-spite of the 30 hours spent on the interstate, the band is grateful for their time together and plans on another "world tour" soon!!





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