We had a bite to eat after we checked into the Marriott and saw this from the patio.
We attended the 6:00pm endowment session on Friday.
It was Cly's first time visiting one of the Church's smaller temples. It was an interesting experience!
Night view from our hotel window
Cly was told about 15 years ago that all Marriott hotel rooms had Book of Mormons in them and he was skeptical back then. However, this is the 2nd Marriott Cly & Darcie have stayed at and we're 2 for 2!
We drove to Smoky Lake Saturday morning. You can see the hospital right behind the sign. Cly spent an hour there chatting with nurse Lindsay and Dr. Young.
We checked into the Smoky Lake Inn. It looks pretty sketchy but the room was okay.
hallway in the Smoky Lake in - looks like a scary movie
We registered at the reunion in the afternoon. Jackie Oranchuk, Darcie's mom, was running the show.
We had some time after registration (like 3 hours) so we did some sightseeing in Smoky Lake
There were quite a few old churches in the town
We stopped at Linda's Market and got some pickles.
Linda's Market was colorful
Darcie's Uncle Mike holding a tile Darcie's sister Sherie gave to their mom. You can order them at www.wordtothewall.com
Emmalie and Connie Shurtz
Ben Shurtz hears something interesting
Madison Shurtz concentrates on her strawberries
Jackie Oranchuk emceed the event
Head table - Mike Borhen, Tom Rosychuk, Mary Rosychuk, Annie Prusko, Eleanor Sorokan, Patricia Gogowich and Jackie Oranchuk with Emmalie Shurtz.
Lots of food Saturday evening
Our nephew Dylan spies Cly taking his picture
Jackie and Emmalie
Our bro-in-law Dwayne gives Jackie a hand drawing names for the door prizes
We had a hearty breakfast Sunday morning
Pat carved lambs out of butter - they looked too good to eat!
We visited a few graveyards and churches after breakfast
monument at Chahor
Uncle Bob and Uncle Dave at the Chahor monument
After visiting the graves, we had a huge Ukrainian feast.
Multitalented Pat ran the kitchen
Ben and his cousin Colton
They sure like pumpkins in Smoky Lake