Sunday, November 1, 2015

October's Highlights!

We had lots of good things going on in October, a visit from the Warrs, which I covered in a separate post and all of the following ...

The month of October started out right with General Conference.  All of our young people were invited to watch on Sunday at our apartment.  

We enjoyed visiting, eating, and playing games between sessions.
There was a chance that a hurricane was headed our way but it ended up veering out to sea by about 600 miles, it still stirred up the water pretty well.  I wanted to see it so we went to a beach that we hadn't been to before, Robert Moses Beach.  The waves were pretty big, the camera definitely doesn't do it justice.  I love watching the ocean!

This is the lighthouse at Robert Moses Beach.
Farmingdale celebrates Columbus Day in a big way, they had a street fair that lasted for a couple of days and a pretty impressive fireworks display that we had a perfect view of from our porch.

They also had a parade with cub scouts, girl scouts, and the fire equipment from 10 different fire stations (I decided to keep a tally because there were so many!) !!  Several of the fire departments had bagpipe bands!!
This is at transfer meeting, most of the missionaries park in this small parking lot, it's a tight fit and if you're in a hurry to leave you don't want to be the first one in!!  We always park across the bridge over the train tracks.

This is a view of the city from the bridge that we walk over to get to our car after transfer meeting.  I can't believe we only have one more transfer until our mission is over!!
This is the porch at Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt's home.  We finally got to go into the house, but couldn't take pictures inside. We had wanted to go in when the Warr's were here but didn't realize that the tickets that I got were for 2 weeks later!!

Just had to get a picture of this sign to Holbrook!! Only 2500 miles from the "other" Holbrook!
We were able to go back to Old Westbury Gardens, when we went before we only saw the house.  The gardens were really amazing!
We had to try having Candy Corn teeth after Institute just before Halloween.  This is Zach.
Here's Heather and Liz.
Looking very fierce, Brichel, Amalia, Lani and Mareena.
Our fearless leader!
We went to a football game on Halloween to see one of the guys in our YSA branch, Jeff Kidd.  He's the starting quarterback for the LIU Post football team.  He did a great job, throwing 6 touch down passes!!

AND NOVEMBER IS HERE!! We're ready to make the most of our last month in NYNY South!!


  1. Fun times!! I can't believe YOU went to go look at big waves! Love the candy corn teeth!

  2. I'm sure the parking situation at transfer meetings gives dad nightmares!