This week we’ve had such a nice plethora of adventures! How great it was to travel to Logan with Charity to visit Grandma and find Chelsia and Sam, LucyMae and Samantha there! Grandma, who has been very reluctant to attend the temple with her mindset, did very well and we had a lovely afternoon at the temple!
Samantha is adorable and LucyMae takes really good care of her!
Next we loved a visit by the Looslis who were on their way to the Bull Sale at the Loosli Farm in Ashton. We got out the dress up clothes from India and Eliza was in Heaven!
She took this one home for church!
Then it was back to the Redstones Theatres and those 3-D glasses and the wonderful Alice and Wonderland…a imaginative extravaganza! Everyone loved it but it looks as though all that wildness burned out Eliza’s brain!
Just as the Looslis left, the Pothiers came! What fun to see the display of Indian fashion! (Tal and Anita, have Sarah look at this post…she helped us buy this stuff)!
Charity and I got to take care of Lucy (mostly Charity because we had to leave) while the Pothiers had fun with their friends at the Park City ski resort. It was such a treat to see them three weeks in a row!
Dad, as you know is basically crazy for fun (both meanings intended)! He just HAD to see the new Elvis show in Las Vegas before we headed for the tennis tournament in Indian Wells. Sooooo we flew to Las Vegas, had a great evening of entertainment at the new City Center, which is a massive new addition to the Las Vegas scene.
and saw the new Cirque de Soleil production of ELVIS! It was truly spectacular. I know I use that word a lot, but it really was the only way to describe it!
Dad got his Elvis fix and we rented a car and drove until about 2 a.m. to Victorville where we stopped at a little motel. He was told that Palm Springs was only about 2 1/2 hours from Las Vegas but it was more like 4 1/2 so we had a really fun little road trip!
The next morning we jumped in the car and made sure we were at least an hour early for the matches at Indian Wells. I have to say that it was REALLY fun! We saw all the major players close up and personal and loved being at the historic match when Federer was defeated in three sets 7/5, 5/7, 7/6 by Baghdatis! It was a terrific match! Everybody needs to lose once in a while!
As always at these tourneys, dad was like a kid in a candy store and loved soaking in that sun, soaked in oil!
The gorgeous grounds were matched by really good (and expensive) food and two days completely saturated with fantastic tennis. We saw the top 9 men’s players and lots of great women’s matches including a one where the cute girl from Denmark that we saw at the US Open won.
You gotta love Rafa’s crazy shorts, even though you can’t see them very well here:
Ah, what a nice respite from the dirty melting snow and mud presently at our house in Park City!
And the top it all off, when we got back to Las Vegas to catch our flight, we saw that Lion King was playing and since we haven’t seen it since 15 years ago in NY (and only half then…some will remember that) he decided to surprise me with tickets. The puppetry, costumes, orchestra and music were absolutely amazing! We stayed overnight and arrived home about an hour ago. Next we’re on our way to a violin practice, dinner with friends who have an orphanage in Haiti and then on to a speech in Alpine tonight.
One thing we never have to worry about is being bored!