Thanksgiving | Pre-Meal Adventures | Meeting President Uchtdorf

We headed to St. George this year for Thanksgiving. 

AND! We opted, for the first time ever, to go out for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Weird. But acceptable, since I clearly play NO role in helping said dinner come to fruition. Ever.

Our dinner reservation wasn't until 6:15 PM, so we decided to go on a little Thanksgiving Day adventure to Silver Reef Mine, just outside of St. George in Leeds.

It was a long, long drive, but beautiful ...
and in the wrong direction for about two hours.


I feel like it is another location that has been brought to my attention that could use some good ol' fashioned SIGNS to direct people where to go.

But, whatev. It isn't like I have any experience with that.

Afterwards, we found the real Silver Reef Mine {not photography worthy in my mind as evidenced by no photos}. BUT!!

While there was another family there ... the Dieter F. Uchtdorf family to be exact. :)

He shook my hand and we were able to chat for a bit. I even got a picture!!

Okay, so not the best photograph ever ... I took it after we chatted as taking photographs with members isn't generally something the apostles or First Presidency do {as they do not view themselves as celebrities}.

We drove off as he and his family were still walking up the street and he stopped and waved as we drove past. :)

Suddenly, the two hour misadventure seemed to be quite the blessing in disguise! In fact, I plan to take a two hour misadventure today just to see which apostle I can run into afterwards. ;) If only that had happened following the epic Crimson Trail failure. :)

Next up: our Thanksgiving dinner, followed by our Black Friday Adventures annnnd ... then about one kjillion other things I have been too lazy to post about. :)

Hope you all had a wonderful days of thanks!


Courtney B said...

No way!! That is SO amazing! I'd love to meet him someday :)
I'm curious to know where you ate dinner in St George? (I'm from there but living in Cedar now) Or did you do it in Springdale? I've heard it's really popular to eat Thanksgiving dinner there!

Shan said...

That's so cool! Definitely a blessing in disguise.

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