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Our trip home . . .

Our first stop was to Elder Jackson’s sister Evelyn that spends part of the year in Chatham, New York.

Evie in her soon to be famous kitchen. It was chosen to be filmed for a commercial.

Evie in her soon to be famous kitchen. It was chosen to be filmed for a commercial.

We stopped for lunch with a good friend of Sister Jackson's on our way south.

We stopped for lunch with a good friend of Sister Jackson’s on our way south.

We got to stop and see our Missionary Grandson that was newly arrived to South Carolina.

We got to stop and see our Missionary Grandson that was newly arrived to South Carolina.

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Sister Jackson with Elder Barrow and his companion.

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Elder and Sister Jackson with Elder Barrow.

Continuing south we stopped to see son Evan and his family in Georgia.

We got to see Caleb when we stopped in Georgia.

We got to see grandson Caleb when we stopped in Georgia.

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Evan coaching soccer.

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Evan with his wonderful wife Bessie.

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Eating with Evan and Bessie’s children and grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On to Texas to see more family.

Our very tall grandson Anthonee.

Our very tall grandson Anthonee.

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Jeremy and Triana showing off Jeremy’s new chair.

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Grandpa and Kennedee making transit Lego vehicles.

Sister Jackson got to visit with daughter Triana and son Adam.

Sister Jackson got to visit with daughter Triana and son Adam.

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It was great to see Adam. We have missed seeing him.

Elder Jackson with his brother Evan.

Elder Jackson with his brother Evan.

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Evan showing us his truck and trailer

On to Denver to see more of Elder Jackson’s family.

Elder Jackson with two of his sisters

Elder Jackson with two of his sisters

We found a large group of missionaries making transfers at a rest stop.

We found a large group of missionaries making transfers at a rest stop.

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These are some of the Sisters.

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Elder and Sister Jackson in the mountains of Colorado

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The Jackson siblings planning the next stop.

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Getting some lunch.

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Checking out brother Richard’s new bike.

Different scenery but still beautiful.

Different scenery from Pennsylvania . . .  but still beautiful.

We stopped to see Sister Jackson's father on the way home. We are grateful that he is doing so well.

We stopped to see Sister Jackson’s father on the way home. We are grateful that he is doing so well.

We arrived home to lots of hugs and a great welcome home sign.

We arrived safely home to lots of hugs and a great BIG welcome home sign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are grateful to be safely home. We are now officially released from our mission. Thanks for following along our Pennsylvania Adventure with us.

For those who would like to attend we will be speaking in church on October 27, 2013, at 9:00 am in the Temple Point Building, 11038 South Braidwood Drive, South Jordan, Utah. We would love to see you. If you are able to attend, plan to come to the house after the meeting to visit.

One last stop in Pennsylvania

We made a stop in what used to be the Colesville/Harmony area many years ago.

Elder Jackson at the Priesthood Commemoation Site.

Elder Jackson at the Priesthood Commemoration Site.

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Can you believe this awesome climbing tree. Sister Jackson wanted to climb it but it wouldn’t work in her skirt.

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Marker for the infant baby of Joseph and Emma Smith.

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Markers for Emma’s parents, Isaac and Elizabeth Hale.

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This is what the original marker looked like. Sister Jackson was here when she was 6 years old and remembers seeing this stone.

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Our car enjoyed a short rest.

 

Lunch with our Mitchell Family and loading the car and trailer . . . twice

Our wonderful landlady, Sue, took us to lunch in between loading the car and cleaning the apartment.

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Sue and Elder Jackson at lunch

Lunch with Sue

Pat and Jerry Mitchell came too.

We will miss the Mitchell family. They adopted us while we were here. Sue is the BEST landlady in the world.

We seem to have more than we brought!

We seem to have more than we brought! Elder Jackson looks a bit concerned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had the trailer almost loaded and started on the car. We are really good at packing.

The packed car

The packed car from the back.

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Another view . . . we are getting good at packing . . . maybe.

 

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The loaded trailer. We made it. It is all in!

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Tuesday morning, trying to hitch up the trailer to the car. Hmmmm. this is NOT working. The trailer AND the car are toooooo heavy.

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Unpacking the trailer Tuesday morning . . . when we thought we were ready to leave.

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Deciding what to take and what to leave. Brother and Sister McCardell came to help.

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The repacked car. We had to eliminate the weight in the car to get the trailer to hitch up.

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We did it . . . but left many things behind with all our happy memories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are finally on our way. We will post a trip report later.