The lighthouse at Formentor, Mallorca

The background shows sidewalk tiles - "rajoles" - that pave the sidewalks throughout Barcelona. They were designed by architect Puig i Cadafalch for the entryway of a home. Since 1915, they have been used by the city to pave sidewalks, and have become emblematic of the city. One of the city's most famous chocolatiers, Enric Rovira, produces chocolate bars in the shape and design of these tiles.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

June: Valencia and Baleares Conferences

Following the Lleida Zone Conference on Thursday, we drove back to Barcelona where we had a day to prepare for the quarterly Regional Correlation Council on Saturday.

Then the next week it was back down to Valencia, this time traveling by train. We arrived on Tuesday evening (14 June) and had a wonderful conference on Wednesday. And then took the train back home on Wednesday night.

Thursday we repacked to fly the next day (Friday) to Palma. We spent some time on Friday with Elder and Sister Thompson on the beautiful island of Mallorca (see fotos below), and on Saturday and Sunday participated in the Baleares District Conference. We have 5 branches in the islands - 4 on Mallorca and 1 on Menorca - that form the Baleares District. We had a wonderful district conference under the direction of Elder Wright of the Seventy (from Scotland).

El faro: Formentor, Mallorca
Fornalutz, Mallorca
Hnas. Hinckley and Thompson with some of the sisters of the Baleares District, including one sister who took the ferry from Ibiza with her husband. He husband was ordained an elder during the conference.
Elder and Hna. Thompson with some of the wonderful Mallorca saints!
While on the island, we were invited to (another) Argentine asado with the Tiberi family of the Manacor Branch. Doing this once a year gives us our annual protein fix!

Meat on the grill...
Hno. Tiberi tending the asado
On Monday following the district conference we held zone conference with the Baleares Zone. As always, it was an inspiring and wonderful conference as we met with this dedicated missionaries.

Baleares Zone Conference

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