Anywho, the last few days have been just as crammed full of excitement as the past month. Shabbat on Saturday was awesome and we had the profound privilege of hearing a fireside by the Presiding Bishop of the Church, H. David Burton. We also got in some hard core choir practice, which has been lovingly dubbed “Squire Choir.” But seriously, Sister Squires is a champ for putting up with all of us. Sunday was spent between classes, singing in a cistern, visiting the Coptic church, and of course more shopping. Here’s a group of us on the stairs of the cistern and the other one is outside the Coptic church where Stefanie pretended to be mad at me (a fiasco regarding a nice note that apparently didn’t have enough obvious sarcasm) while Ryan... just posed as himself.
Yesterday we had yet another field trip. Every time we go on a field trip I think it can’t be better than the last, but then it is. This time we visited the sites where biblical stories like Samson and Delilah as well as David and Goliath took place. We also got some contemplative time at the top of the Elah Valley. It was amazing to just look over the valley and imagine all of the history that has occurred here over the years.
The highlight of the day however, had to be the Micah caves. Here we got to climb through some crazy tunnels and basically pretend like we were in Indiana Jones. It beat the Disneyland version hands down. Brother Huff was our valiant leader who not only led us through the caves, but gave us a serious info download. The man is a genius. Here he is teaching us about the wine presses and the last one is Richelle and I showing off ourdirt after coming through the “birth canal” tunnel.
Today has been a catch up on homework (which I’m always behind on) and laundry day (which is clearly necessary after the caves). Although with all the things I have to do I still manage to play ping pong. Unfortunately, word has gotten out that I play every day so now people are under the impression that I’m really good. That would be a negative. Oh well, I’ll live it up until I embarrass myself as usual. It’s good to know some things never change.