Saturday, July 13, 2013

Golf in Spain

Golfing with Elder Norton at Bil Bil golf course
July 13, 2013

                                    Doug almost had a hole in one!  Wow!!!

                                      Hermana Spainhower needs practice!

Beach Barbecue

July 10, 2013

Trip to Rota/Cadiz/Ronda

July 3, 2013
Ferry ride on the sea to the city of Cadiz. The oldest consistently inhabited city in Spain

                                        Entering the edge of the city of Cadiz

Our senior couple in Cadiz near the military base - Military Relations Representatives. Elder Allen and Sister Tamyra Todd from Washington, Ut (St. George)

Long climb. Had to stop for a rest. No steps because they used horses to go to the top many years ago!!
On the way up the stairwell was a place for people to throw coins and paper bills. You can see the hole in the glass where they deposited the money.

Just below the bell and above the ceilings of the church

                                                    The Bell Tower.

                           Over looking the edge of Cadiz from the bell tower

 Another Cathedral we toured through. Such beautiful paintings and structure

Surrounding Farm Areas in Cadiz

                                       The largest sunflower I've ever seen!!!
                                      Sunflowers and rows of olive trees

Lots of farming all over Spain. Alfalpha, grains, corn, sunflowers, olives, grapes, and cities of hot houses that produce all vegetables and fruits.

City of Ronda

          Bull Ring in Ronda. This is the closest I will ever get to a bull fight. Dang!

                                                       Seating areas

                          You can see where they stop the cutting for the cork

 Serrania de Ronda mountains on the way back from Ronda to Benalmadena. Spain is so beautiful everywhere you go.

Our Last Zone Conference

                                                        June 28, 2013
                                             Our last Zone Conference
                                    Spainhowers with President Deere and wife
                                            With Elder Gutierrez from Peru

                                         Elder Florez from Mexico

                     Right to Left: Elders Powell-Draper, Ut; Bassett-W Valley, Ut; & this   Elder jumped into the picture and we couldn't remember his name.
                                  So Sad!!!   We still love him though.
 We're all going home together. Elder Valenzuela-Florida; Estrada-Ut; & Triana-  Canary Islands
        He's such a goofy guy!! Elder Jackson is going home too and he is very tall!
                                              Elder Jackson is from Kanab, Utah
But not that tall, but Doug is on his toes this time, because I'm not that short!!!!

More Dinners with Missionaries

                                                          June 25, 2013
                   Doug with Elder Butler-Idaho, Norton-Pleasant Grove, Ut; Ramsay-                                  Colorado Springs, Co; Theobald-Holiday, Utah                 

                                                  June 29, 2013
Doug, Elder Powell-Draper, Ut; Cortez-     ; Skousen-Mesa, Az; & Buckway-Ogden, Utah

                                          June 30th Dinner with our Hermanas
               Jan, Clark-Heber City, Ut; Brimhall-W Jordan, Ut; Wilcox-Provo, Ut;
                                 Coloma- Equador & Spain; Johnson-Sandy, Utah

                                     Happy Birthday to Hermana Johnson
                       Her sweet thoughtful companion told us so we could surprise her.

          Oh, how we love these sweet sisters. Our granddaughters away from home.

  They surprised us with a bunch of hearts with special notes written on each one.