Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Church Worlds Colide

Some friends from Dallas are currently in India so we went to Chennai this past weekend to spend a little more time with them. You'll have to check out for the true lowdown on their travels, since I'm relying on their photography. Their travel agent/guide is a man we go to church with here. Also in Chennai are the McKinleys, some great friends of my parents, and mine as well.
You'll have to ignore N's frightful eyes, we are in the mad dash that is the last few weeks before we leave India. I don't have time to worry about devil eyes.
They are missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I credit them with my travel bug, since my first international experience was under their wing.

It was an interesting mix: influential family friends, Indian acquaintance, post marriage friends from Dallas, all shaken together in Chennai, with a heavy dose of monsoon thrown in. In the end it was a great weekend. It felt really good to see familiar faces.

The boys, including Phil, just wore their swimsuits for Saturday's sightseeing.


Hammy said...

What was that first international experience with the McKinley's? It definitely impacted your life. I've been laughing at Barbara's view of India. Sounds delightful. Makes me want to come.

Elizabeth said...

So great to see your family there with my parents. I miss them so much! So where are you off to next! Swing by Hawaii please!

I loved our chauffeured backpacking trip! Kinder Buenos!!1

TX Girl said...

Barbara is always the best when relaying her traveling experiences.

I think your travel bug is pretty awesome.