On Saturday we went to Martin Cove in Wyoming and stayed with Sister Wheelers uncle and aunt John and Karen Peterson who are serving as missionaries there. We were able to spend the night with them and experience the life of "pioneer missionaries". They celebrated the birthdays of two missionaries that night with a big party (close to 20 missionary couples). They like to party. We then went to church with them at the cove. It was interesting to be with such a large group of missionaries and to be missionaries ourselves. They had a pot luck lunch after the meetings which we were able to enjoy also. After the lunch we headed for northeastern Wyoming and spent the night in Moorcroft.
|Elder and Sister Peterson with Sister and Elder Wheeler|
|Sister Wheeler at Devil's Tower|
|Sister Wheeler at the Badlands|
|Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota|
|Musical Instruments from Southeast Asia|
|Elder Wheeler sitting on Pipestone rock|
|Sister Wheeler with Grant, Alexis, and Janus|
|Steven with three hands full|
|Kara and Sister Wheeler with ten hands full|
We had a long day of travel through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan in the rain, ending up at Holland, Michigan.
Thursday brought a lot of memories of Paul's brother, Doug, and his family as we headed across Michigan. We were able to see a wooden shoe and Delft pottery factory. We then went to Nelis Dutch Village. We were there many years ago when we visited Doug and his family in Michigan. The village was closed back then, but we were able to see it this time. We then went a little ways south to Saugatuck to see Peterson Mill. We stopped by Frankenmuth (a German town) on our way to Port Huran where we spent the night.
|Elder Wheeler in his new "flood" shoes|
|Sister Wheeler buying cheese at Nelis Village|
|Small mill in Nelis Village|
|Covered bridge in Frankenmuth|
|Elder and Sister Lindsey, Elders Lima, Workman, and Woodruff, Elder and Sister Wheeler, President and Sister Eyer|