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Obtained a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's in ancient scripture, and a doctorate in educational psychology from BYU. Served with the LDS Church Educational System in Hayward and Palo Alto, California; Athens, Georgia; and Miami, Florida. Served as bishop in Newark, California, and Athens, Georgia, and as stake president of the Sugar Hill Georgia Stake. Served as president of the Mexico City North Mission 1996-99. After retiring from CES in 2004 have served four other missions with my wife: As CES area director in Central America 2004-2006; in Panama 2007-2009; again in Guatemala 2009-2011, this time as executive secretary to the Central America Area Presidency; and finally as a counselor in the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple presidency, 2013-2014. After returning home, we served in the presidency of the Fort Lauderdale Temple from 2014-2017 and continue to serve as sealer and ordinance worker, respectively. Feel free to email us at, and please check out our new website at

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Motoring through Manitoba and Seeing Scenery in Saskatchewan

Today's drive took us from Turtle River State Park in North Dakota across the Canadian border, through a corner of Manitoba, and nearly to Regina, Saskatchewan. We stopped for nearly an hour to see the International Peace Gardens on the border, dedicated to the commitment of peace between Canada and the US, and stopped again in Brandon, Manitoba, where we bought some raspberries and cherries at a good price. Here are some photos of the highlights:

Rugby, North Dakota, which is distinguished as being the geographical center of North America (which includes Mexico, of course, and much uninhabited land in northern Canada).

Tower at International Peace Gardens

Explanatory sign

Beams from the World Trade Towers following 9/11

More scenery at International Peace Gardens

Still more

And more

Floral clock at International Peace Gardens

Entrance to Peace Gardens (looking out toward exit)

Virginia being welcomed to Manitoba

Canola field (we think) in Manitoba. We saw lots of them in North Dakota, too, thinking they were mustard. Possibly some of them were.

Flax field in Manitoba

Closeup of flax plant
Virginia enjoying KOA internet connection on the cool side of the tent in Indian Head, Saskatchewan


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