The Sabbath has now passed. So I thought I would share a little update before we get going on the road today.
We ended up staying for sure with Andy and Becky Hughes. They have been more than kind to us. Keeping us up, visiting with us, and providing some wonderful food. Breakfast of waffles and such, with dinner of homemade lasagna. All very good.
Went to church in the Branson 2nd Ward. It was good to see so many old friends. We ran into Gary & Kathy Freeman, Sheila Dutton, Marty & Cindy Hughes, Ryan & Carina Hughes, Gary & Lena Hughes, Adam & Vikki Hughes, Merrill Osmond, Jason & Mara Hughes, Steve Arvig, Doug Lowe, and many others. It was great to be back in town. The opening hymn was absolutely powerful. All the hymns were sang in faith. What a refresher. The closing hymn was America the Beautiful, and most of the families have performed this show before so it came out in 6 part harmony in Sacrament Meeting. It is amazing how music changing the power of a meeting. It was Testimony Meeting, which was good, despite the usual missionary field-interesting ones. All of church was great, especially to see so many old friends.
After church we came home and dressed more comfortably and chatted for a while. We were scheduled for dinner with the Lowe family. We went over and had a wonderful dinner. The missionaries were there, one of which Amanda graduated from school with. Anna Badger, Lee and Korinne Hamblin, and Kayli also had a friend. Dinner was patriotic and tasteful. I ate way too much.
After visiting with the family, Kami Lowe, and Anna Badger we headed to visit with Terry McCombs. We ended up being there for several hours discussing physics, resonance, the build of the vocal instrument, and Zion. It sure was good to visit with him again.
We returned to Andy and Becky’s, visited for a few hours, and then crashed for the night.
Today we head off to Lexington, Kentucky. Hopefully all goes well.