|Mom with her five sons, 3/15/13|
|Satellite View of Provo w/landmarks|
|Dorine with Quorra|
|Hillery and Kevin with Quorra in Orem|
|Family at Jeff and Marlyn's house in Lehi|
|Cait and Darren at Jeff's house|
|Kyle, Kelly, Roger|
|Emily talking to Kyle's wife Heidi|
|Playing "Ticket to Ride" in Grantsville|
|Ellen's 11th birthday celebration|
|Our crew with Brian and Dona's family|
|Cait and Darren in our room at the Super 8|
On Thursday, Dorine and I did an endowment session at the Provo Temple, and then we shopped for a while before meeting up again with Cait and Darren. On Friday, we (Darren, Cait, Dorine, and I) had a late lunch at Five Guys in Orem with our niece Hillery, her husband Kevin, and their baby girl Quorra. Later we drove to Lehi, stopping first at Cabela's to look around and then going on to Jeff and Marlyn's house for a Kartchner family get-together. It was nice to see all of my brothers, their wives, and various nieces, nephews, and their families.
The following day, Dorine and I went to the Provo Temple to attend the sealing of Michael Ferreira and Drea Ferreira, two of Lynnea's kids, to Roger and Lynnea. That turned out to be another de facto family get-together, especially inasmuch as our cousin Rick Shumway performed the sealing. Later, Dorine and I headed north with Darren and Cait, stopping on the way out to the freeway to eat at a pizza buffet in Orem. We spent the evening in Grantsville with Dorine's brother Brian, his wife Dona, and their family, which was an enjoyable time notwithstanding the 90-minute (one-way) drive. Finally, Dorine and I came home on Sunday; I drove to Farmington, but, by that time, sunflower seeds were all that was keeping me alert, so I handed over the wheel to Dorine for the rest of the trip.
The Provo Super 8 was looking a little ragged around the edges, although it has nice new TVs and still has a functional exercise room (which Dorine and I used twice during our stay), a continental breakfast with waffle machines, and "free" wi-fi. A large contingent from Urban Development Solutions -- an outfit that brings people in to a given locale and sells magazine subscriptions door-to-door, blitz-style.-- was staying in the hotel. Given that all the guys wore shirts and ties every day, at first I wasn't quite sure if they were a religious group or a sales organization, but the latter proved to be the case.