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Day 9: There’s Always Time For Neuschswanstein

Day 9: There’s Always Time For Neuschswanstein

Tuesday July 5, 2016 – Village of Hohenschwangau, Germany – MoTab European Tour Journal Today is now officially my new favorite day on tour so far!!! [Okay, I admit every day has been my new favorite day]. For our final “Rest day” in Munich, Choir members were allowed – prior to tour – to choose from 3 options: stay … Continue reading

Day 7: On Holy Ground In Vienna

Day 7: On Holy Ground In Vienna

Sunday July 3, 2016 – Vienna, Austria – MoTab European Tour Journal Today is one of the longest days of our tour so far. And this is one of my longest posts. But, if you hang on for the ride I promise to share a great story, and include lots of photos! Today is also the Sabbath day, … Continue reading

Day 1 and 2: The Ninth Wave

Day 1 and 2: The Ninth Wave

Monday June 27 & Tuesday June 28, 2016 MoTab European Tour – Salt Lake City to Berlin, Germany The Choir and orchestra members, guests and staff total close to 600 people for this tour. Each person is allowed 1 large sized suitcase (shipped as freight a week ahead),  1 carry on sized luggage (to be checked on … Continue reading

A Tour To Europe 2016!

A Tour To Europe 2016!

Ohmigoodness!! Just when I thought my day, my week and my life couldn’t get any more wild and crazy! Tonight [Thursday July 23, 2015] Choir members were asked to arrive a half hour early to rehearsal for a “special presentation.” I thought it must have something to do with our East Coast Tour we just returned … Continue reading

West Point Academy 4th of July Surprise!

West Point Academy 4th of July Surprise!

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra members always receive a very detailed itinerary prior to each tour. Our 2015 Atlantic Coast Tour itinerary arrived one week prior to departure. Every moment was accounted for … except July 4th. That day was shrouded in mystery, labelled only as “private event.” Watch a video and see photos of this historic (EPIC) Independence Day!! Continue reading

Mountain Time

Mountain Time

Anything feels possible when you’re standing on a mountain! For the last three days and two nights I’ve been working at a conference being held by my company on a mountain; at the Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, in Little Cottonwood Canyon. One of my “work perks” was getting to actually stay at this beautiful resort. Continue reading

Celebrating USA Freedom and Olympic Pride

Celebrating USA Freedom and Olympic Pride

Our family celebrated Independence Day this weekend by “heading to the hills” with a fun over-night stay in Park City, Utah. We enjoyed a peaceful picnic, beautiful fireworks, good food, and topped it all off with a visit to the Utah Olympic Park where we watched a fantastic Olympic ski-team performance by the Flying Ace All-Stars! Enjoy these photos and video Continue reading

Yellowstone Wonders – Stress Free!

Yellowstone Wonders – Stress Free!

On Day 3 in Big Sky, Montana we decided to make the trek into Yellowstone National Park. Only 1 hour drive south of Big Sky Resort is the city of West Yellowstone – the Western gateway to America’s grand first National Park. So, we “geared up our loins with fresh courage” to take on what we assumed … Continue reading

Ousel Falls and A Pig Roast

Ousel Falls and A Pig Roast

We’ve had a busy and fun day here in Big Sky, Montana! Today we hiked to a stunning waterfall, discovered The Wrap Shack, explored the mountain meadow, went shopping in a little country store, and attended an authentic all-you-care-to-eat western Pig Roast at a dude ranch! Yup, pardner, we sure did. Continue reading

A Big Sky Summer

A Big Sky Summer

I’ve escaped to the mountains for a few days of rest and relaxation. There’s nothing like sitting by a mountain lake, breathing in pine scented air, communing with nature and watching some wildlife to soothe the weary soul. Our family started vacationing in Big Sky Montana twenty years ago. We’ve watched it transform from a sleepy little mountain … Continue reading

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour 2013 Day 1: Ohio

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour 2013 Day 1: Ohio

Greetings from Shaumburg, Illinois! Having now survived a breakdown of my new laptop, a collapse of my new cell phone, and a major social-media-withdrawal-induced-panic attack of my mind, I am now eagerly climbing back into the blogosphere saddle to finally give you my Tour Updates! Here is the first of many to come: Continue reading

A Nigerian Christmas

A Nigerian Christmas

In December 2007 a Mormon man from Brazil named Eduardo went on a business trip to Lagos, Nigeria. During his stay, he had the opportunity to attend a Christmas Party held at the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was charmed by his video of the enthusiastic Yaba Ward Choir performing “Silent Night”. Enjoy! Continue reading

A Sweet Caribbean Dream and Our 4th Blogiversary

A Sweet Caribbean Dream and Our 4th Blogiversary

With all this recent talk of surviving windstorms, property destruction, subzero weather, and participating in neighborhood clean-up efforts, combined with the stress and franticness of holiday planning I think it’s high time for a tropical escape, don’t you? So come on in for a little “Calgon moment”, and sail away with me!