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Monday, November 04, 2013

Six Flags & Single Adult Conference

This week was pretty exciting. On Wednesday we all went to Six Flags to celebrate Sue's birthday
(Iker Jr.'s wife). It was really fun and from all of the similarities I felt like I was at Six Flags in California. We went from 12 in the afternoon to about 9 or 10 a night so I was pretty exhausted.

Daya and I decided not to sleep when we got home because we had to pack to leave the next morning, at 5am, for a LDS Young Single Adult Conference in Oaxtepec, Morelos. This is about a 3 hour drive. It is so humid there I felt like I was in Florida, and I didn't bring you can imagine.

Overall, the conference was really fun. It was from Thursday to Saturday and 3 states and around 15 stakes were involved, so that was over 800 YSA kids from ages 18-30 (the fact that there were 30 year olds and 18 year olds there freaked me out a little). It was basically like a Youth Conference/EFY so it was compiled of firesides, classes, 2 dances, a talent show, a spiritual day...all of the LDS kids know what I'm talking about.

The only big difference was that, like all Mexicans do, they started almost every activity super late. So let's say we'd have a devotional at 8am, eat from 9-10:30am, then wait around until almost noon to start the next activity even though the schedule says the next activity will begin at 10:45. I'm definitely learning to be extrememly patient here, which isn't a bad thing.

Also, on Friday night we had a dance that began at 11 at night! Yes, it began at 11PM!! So it ended around 2 in the morning. Though it was really fun, we had to wake up the next morning at 7 to pack up and move our suitcases to the buses. So were we exhausted? Extremley. Are the Mexicans crazy? Yes. But man, I'm going to say it again, they sure know how to party.

Dia de los muertos (Nov. 1-2):

Dia de los Muertos "Calaca"

Six Flags:

Daya (in front) and Leslie

Omar-Leslie's boyfriend

First we got wet from the rides...

and then the hail came and we got drenched again

JAS Conferencia: 

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