After dinner we talked for a little while and watched their daughters perform ballet and play the violin. Then Mark Williams came and picked me up and I was back on the road, this time heading towards Provo.
I arrived too late to see the girls, although Janel tried to wake Sage up to say hi. We talked for a little while and then I was ready to crash after another long day of travel.
Saturday morning Janel scored a new swimming pool for the girls and here is Sage and Eliza trying it out (minus the water).
The Williams took me to BYU campus where we spent a lot of time in the bookstore and then looked at some art in some other building (failure to store that name in memory). Then we stopped at another LDS bookstore, where I got one of the books that I had bought at the campus store for half the price (we would go back later to return the more expensive one and then spend that money on sweets). All that shopping made us hungry so we grabbed some food from Cafe Rio and took it to Janel's parents house.
With some more energy it was on to the next activity, the zip line in the backyard.
What we don't have any pictures of, was the ensuing activity. Mostly because I didn't want any incriminating evidence of my dirt bike riding. I did spill the beans, once I got home, so as not to get into trouble, since I was worried that Janel might squeal on me. * Update - before I had a chance to actually finish this post, Janel sent me some great pictures.
We stopped and picked up "I am Legend" on the way home and since we hadn't quite had enough activities for the day, Mark and I headed off to go hike to the top of the Y on Y Mountain. It didn't look that far or difficult as we started out, but it was actually a nice challenge with a huge reward. The hike sometimes seemed pretty steep and I must admit that I had to stop for quite a few breaks along the way (I think it was the altitude, it had nothing to do with my physical shape - HA). After reaching the top we sat down and just looked out over Provo and the beauty that God has bestowed upon our land. It was so peaceful and as we climbed down, we had a good time talking with one another and watching the sun set, what seemed like almost faster than we could hike down.
We finished the night by setting up a theater in the living room and watching I am Legend. This was a really good and thrilling movie, although some people got quite scared during certain parts.
Sunday morning we went to Sacrament meeting and then Mark found someone to play the piano for him in Primary so he and I could see a few more sights in downtown Salt Lake before I had to leave. We said goodbye to Janel and Eliza (and made the huge mistake of forgetting to say goodbye to Sage, who was still at church) before Mark chauffeured me again.
We made it just in time to see one of the showings of the Joseph Smith: Prophet of Restoration movie and I am really glad that we did. It was a very moving movie. We walked through the old Tabernacle and the Museum of Church History and Art.
And then on to the airport and my flight home. No problems there and no singing flight attendants either. Back at Midway, I walked over to where my car was parked, paid, and headed for home. I was glad to be back home after a really long week of traveling but I had a really good time.
Thanks to everyone who made my first visit to Utah memorable! I look forward to a return visit and maybe this time Kelly and I can visit at the same time.