Sorry, but this has been a crazy week and I'm late with an update. It is now summer in the Philippines. How do we know it is summer?
Because the snow has melted.
Because it just is. That and the children are out of school.
This past Sunday was filled with travel to the island of Camotes and back. Camotes has a strong branch and Sunday was their branch conference. We had a chance to travel with President and Sister Tanner who were going there to attend the conference and couldn't pass it up.
Our plan was to catch an early ferry to make the 9:00 A.M. meeting, eat some sandwiches and then return on the afternoon ferry, arriving home just after dark. That was the plan. It almost worked.
The morning ferry to Camotes is scheduled to leave at 6:30 A.M. We were taking a car which means we would normally need to be at the pier about an hour early to be able to get a ticket. This is summer, however, on a week end and Camotes Island is a very popular destination. So we were up at 3 A.M. to leave the house by 3:30 to be to the ferry terminal by 4:00 because we knew it would be a busy travel day and we needed to be in line early.
This part of the plan worked beautifully even though our wait time for the ferry was about double what it would be at a less busy time. The ride over was very relaxing. We made it to the island by about 8:30 and then drove to the meeting house arriving just after 9:00.
|Camotes Branch meeting house.|
One last item of note before we sign off. Look closely at the picture at the top of the page and tell us how many children you see with mom and dad on the motorcycle? Who needs a mini van?