Senior Missionaries prior to departing to Specialized Training 15 May 2014
|Sister Meeker at the entrance to the Park with Elder and Sister Brown at the Sign|
|Note the Steep steps in front of Sister Meeker|
After the walk we returned to the parking lot and picnic area to have lunch. Sister Seppi and the other Sisters made some wraps and Lois had made golden graham smores for desert. Yummy.
We then drove thru the rest of the park. The Park which is Thailand's oldest and best known park covers 760 square miles. It has four separate vegetation zones from rainforest at 300 feet to evergreen forests at 3000 feet. The highest point is 4500 feet above sea level. The park hosts lots of wildlife. There is a wild elephant herd of more than 300. We did not see any of the Elephants during our visit but we did see their droppings quite prominently scattered on the road in many spots.
After we left the park we continued on to our hotel for the next two nights. It is called Thames Valley Resort. As you can tell by the name it had a British flavor to the surroundings. It is a brand new place. It just opened in February. See the video from the roof top of the "castle". Very picturesque and comfortable.
|Red Dragon Fly|
|Getting ready to go to an offsite lunch|
|Very calm peaceful surroundings|
|Sister Meeker had to take a picture of the Bright Red Blossoms|
I rented a conference room in the hotel for us to meet in. Very nice amenities. Each couple had their own microphone.
The instruction was enlightening and inspiring Several senior missionaries made reports on their stewardships. We heard reports on the Humanitarian work in Myanamar and Laos. We also got a report on the Family History and Public affairs efforts. President and Sister Senior did a marvelous job on their presentations and instruction. We all came away uplifted and inspired.