You would think that with me currently sitting in a hotel in Anaheim, CA, that I would have lots of stories to tell you.? Don’t get me wrong.? I have stories.? I have loads of stories.? Especially since the room next to us is 2 teenage girls and on the other side of them is a room of 4 teenage boys.? And those 6 teens… they belong to me.? As in they are my youth from our church.
We are currently at the Western States Youth Gathering.? This is a gathering for Lutheran Youth from the ELCA.? It happens every 3 years and the last one was in Seattle.? This one just so happens to be in Anaheim.? So the trusty husband, our youth director and I packed up 6 youth and flew to CA to join 1000 other youth for a 4 day gathering.? At this point you are writing out my certificate for sainthood aren’t you?? I will be expecting it in the mail when I get home, especially when you see the photo we took of no less than 250 teenagers in the lobby of the hotel.
Actually, despite the un-remodeled floors of the Hilton are cheaper than the CEO’s daughter, we are having a good time.? But I do have stories about riding the city bus, missing the city bus, stupid cabbies or how we were standing in the World of Disney during a 5.4 earthquake this afternoon.? However, I am waaaay too tired to go through them all.
But what I will say is that we are staying on the 13th floor of this hotel and it’s wigging me out a little.