In Minneapolis they have these free neighborhood libraries that look like bird houses.
You exchange books you have read with books you would like to read. The selection ranges from books for children to detective and romance stories and self-help books for adults. What a great inexpensive idea to encourage summer reading while clearing out those books cluttering your shelf that you read long ago but hate to throw away.
We just spent a week with the youth from our stake at youth conference. This year it was outdoors along the banks of the Suwanee River reenacting scenes from the Book of Mormon--all week in costume. How do we look in our tunics as tribal leaders?
Here are the members of our tribe, the tribe of Mosiah.
Of course the favorite reenactment time was fighting battles against the Lamanites. Here we are getting ready for one of the wars next to the Suwanee River (a cool place to swim and wash off the wounds after the fight.)
Everyone had a great time--though it is good to be back to the air conditioned comfort of home.
This is Rob's new family action photo for our family gallery above the piano--one last swim before moving to San Diego.
Here they are the next morning bright and early getting ready to check in at the Orlando Airport. Note that they are traveling light, Thompson style--just two little bags and some carry-ons. Of course, last week they sent everything else by truck and have been living out of their suitcases and sleeping on air mattresses.