Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010 (General Conference Weekend)

We started the day at Juan Dolio Beach again. It seems that low tide hit every other Saturday and so we try to make it when it’s low tide. Low tide was at its lowest at 7:07am. We got to the beach at 7:55am so it was perfect for looking for seashells.

We were glad low tide was so early because we wanted to arrive at the beach early and leave early enough to watch the Saturday morning session of General Conference. Of course conference doesn’t start at 10:00am here in the DR. Today’s sessions are at 12:00 noon and 4:00pm. The priesthood session is at 8:00pm.

We really enjoyed all of the sessions and the talks of conference today. It’s like drinking a tall glass of cool water on a hot day; so refreshing. Hna. Johnson and I watched all of the Saturday sessions of General Conference on our laptop computer. It was perfect. Our modem is a 256K, the slowest and cheapest modem available. Even so, the images and sound are as good if not better than watching conference on TV.

This evening for the Priesthood session of conference I went to Pres. & Sister Harris’ apartment. As the Temple President, Pres. Harris receives all of the direct broadcasts from SLC right on his TV in his apartment including the Priesthood Session. All of the Senior missionaries are invited to attend with him in his home if we like.

Before going to the Harris’ home, I dropped Hna. Johnson off at the Berkley’s apartment, a block to the east of the Temple grounds. Six other Senior sisters went to the Berkley’s home too. While the men watched conference the ladies all did craft projects. They used the seashells they’ve collected over the past months and made Christmas Ornaments and nativity scenes.

The ladies did a great job and they all had a very good time discovering new ways to use seashells. All of the ornaments and nativity scenes look great and they are very creative.

After conference we all went to the apartment of Dr. & Hna. Kilgore for root beer floats. The refreshments were very good and the company and conversation was great too.

This is our third and last General conference in the Dominican Republic. I am already looking forward to General Conference in April when I can be with my sons again and all go out to Priesthood session together followed by dinner together at a local restaurants. It is one of our family traditions that I’ve really missed while I’ve been here in the DR.

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