This week, we had a zone conference in Hamilton. Whenever that happens, we try to pack as much as possible into the time away from our Peninsula. We left Monday and arrived in time for me to get a haircut and stop at a craft store for some thread and then buy a bit of food from the store. We then checked into our home away from home at the “Nunnery” (called that because many years ago, single women traveling to attend the Temple would stay there)
Tuesday we spent most of the day at the Temple and then went out for dinner with a member that Kurt introduced to us 3 years ago when we were here, Grant Pearse. Wednesday was our all-day conference with a visiting General Authority, Ian S. Ardern. We were also delightfully surprised to meet up with a missionary we served with a year ago when he and Elder Osborn were living in Thames, Elder Mortensen
We loved getting to catch up with him. He’s now serving in Cambridge and will be out until September and then go home to Hawaii. On Thursday, we picked another Sr. couple, the Mumfords and headed to Gisborne.