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Jun 25, 2019

Picking Up Our Trekkers

I told you we visited Manti yesterday and saw the last performance of the Mormon Miracle pageant, but I didn't tell you that we had another stop to make first. Bean Dip and Taco were off this week on a Pioneer Trek. In fact, my kids helped them decorate their buckets and find their pioneer clothing so they could get ready to leave.

Just beginning our journey...
A Pioneer Trek splits the kids into "families" and each one is assigned a Ma and Pa and a handcart. Our boys trekked for 18 miles over the course of 3 days. So on Saturday morning, we were asked to secretly meet in Levan which is where their trek was scheduled to end. They asked us to bring white handkerchiefs to wave and to practice a hymn to sing as our kids moved to the stopping site.

Waiting and waiting.
The weather was dicey; rain one minute, sleet the next and then plenty of sunshine. We were late getting there, but it didn't matter because the trekkers were later. We waited for about 20 minutes before the excitement rippled through the crowd of families and we knew they were coming.

Here they are!!
It was difficult to wave a hankie, hold Twizlet, sing a song, and take a picture all at the same time, but I did my best. The boys were tired and dirty, but in good spirits with big smiles on their faces. It didn't take long before their gear was stowed in the van and we were once again headed down the road toward our destination.

Skittles was so cold, we put him in Curly's extra pants!!

We stopped for lunch at the park in Mt. Pleasant, but it was cold and windy, so most of the kids opted to eat their sandwiches in the van. We stopped at my MIL's house and did a few small service projects for her before we made our way to Manti and the very last Mormon Miracle pageant.

1 comment:

LeAnn said...

How fun to get to welcome the trekkers back; I love that. Also, very impressive that you got to the last Pageant. I feel so sad they aren't doing them anymore. I loved all your photos and thoughts.
Blessings and hugs!

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