Who can say that they've ridden in a silver beetle bug from Vegas to Provo?
Well this salamander can - we named her Vega (we think she is a girl). The Bean needed a new Tiger Salamander so I reluctantly volunteered to drive this one up from the Exotic Pet Store in Las Vegas - it saved us $41.
I was worried about Vega all the way home - trying to make sure she didn't get too hot. I sang "Viva Las Vega" to help her - I think she survived only because of my singing.
While I was in Las Vegas I got to spend some time with my favorite family from the mission - they now live in Las Vegas in case that wasn't obvious.
See how cute these girls are? The oldest one here was blessed on my first Sunday in San Antonio - yup it was a little while ago.
One of the reasons I love this family is because it was in their home that I realized I still had my agency as a missionary and it was up to me if I wanted to drink Dr. Pepper or not. My trainer no longer got to decide for me! They took great care of me and I spent Christmas with them both years I was in Texas. It was fun to see them again.
The rest of my trip was spent with these guys ...