I am writing this on Wednesday night about 6.30pm while I wait for room service to be delivered. The last time I wrote, I was feeling quite unwell and had a cough so I spent Sunday just lying around in the room and resting. That was the best thing for me as I felt much better by Sunday night so I went downstairs and registered for SLIG Academy.
I ran into Helen Smith who very kindly invited me out to dinner with her, Cyndi Ingle, Mia Bennett, Judy Russell and others. This was to one of the Red Iguana restaurants – apparently very popular Mexican restaurants in SLC. I have to say that it didn’t disappoint – food was lovely and the place was very busy.
Monday morning was the official opening of SLIG Academy and the day started with a special breakfast in honour of Martin Luther King Jr.
Once breakfast was over the entertainment was provided by the Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir. There were numerous door prizes and giveaways and I managed to win a Hilton Hotel buffet breakfast! The course then began at 10.30 but we were told that the course coordinator was really unwell and her place was being taken by others for at least the first couple of days.
On Tuesday night following the course we walked around the corner from the Hilton to the Ancestry ProGenealogists’ offices – a large open plan area. This was great – lots of people to chat to – I met Blaine Bettinger and Angie Bush was there too! Food was very nice and they had beer, wine and lovely desserts. A terrific evening! The walk to the offices and back was through streets lined with trees decorated with lights. Photos don’t really do justice to how effective it looked.
I was with another course attendee and we ended up walking back with another one who told me that her daughter was going to be a bridesmaid for Bindi Irwin! What are the odds of running into someone like that!!
Only two days to go before this course finishes at lunch time on Friday and I then move into the apartment on Saturday morning.