Sunday, September 07, 2008

Almost 21 years to the day

Mas o menos 21 years ago I got transferred to Cathedral City. I haven't been back since. Pretty amazing. I got off the plane this afternoon to 111 degree heat. Are you kidding me? It's freakin' September. Driving down East Palm Canyon drive, it was pretty strange. 21 years is a long time. Many, many things have happened since I was here. I was able to drive right to the apartment that I spent my last 5 months of my mission. Right there on Bankside Drive. It seems like kind of a scary area but I really don't think much has changed in the past 21 years.

While I was here, one of our favorite places was this Mexican restaurant, El Gallito. It was owned by a member of our church and we could go there once a week and eat for free. And I'll be, that place is STILL there. I couldn't beleive it. It was very good then so it probably is STILL pretty good now. The sign on the front indicated that they were doing some remodeling of the kitchen and would reopen in another week or so. Too bad. I would have LOVED to grab a bite there. Anyhow, that was my trip down memory lane today. I worked really hard in this area. It was the last 5 months of my mission. It was here that I got my "Dear John" letter just a few weeks before I came home. So long ago but I have fond memories of the people here in Coachella Valley.


Kona Shelley said...

It's good you still have fond memories of places like that!

Lydia said...

How cool to get to go back to your mission.