Tuesday, September 13, 2011

First. Post. Ever. Woooo.

Yay for blogs! Actually, I’m still pretty reluctant about it, but ever since I thought of the name “The Skinny” I figured I had to make a blog and call it that, cause I thought it was funny. So this is mostly going to be a mission update blog but maybe when I get back I’ll feel more inclined to keep updating it….? I don’t know, we’ll see. Anyways, I was called to serve in the Tacoma, Washington mission. It includes everything from the City of Tacoma directly south (Puyallup is not included for anyone who is wondering…) and west, plus the western half of Puget Sound, all the way to the coast. You know what that means? Great scenery!! I can already tell I’m going to want to go back very soon and very often. Seriously though, I’m getting really excited to go. I’m a little worried about the rain and lack of sunshine but I should be fine. I’ll just dream of Arizona weather the whole time. I did a little research on Tacoma and here are some things I thought were cool and maybe you will think so too.

So far:

· Stadium High School, located in Tacoma, was featured in the movie 10 Thing I Hate About You

· Olympic National Park in its entirety is located in the Tacoma mission, also home to the only rainforest in the United States

· Bing Crosby was born in Tacoma

· Things you are not allowed by law to buy on Sundays: mattresses, televisions, meat

· La Push is the western-most town in the contiguous United States (also home of the werewolves)

· Forks, WA. Great.

· The world’s first soft serve ice cream was at a Dairy Queen in Olympia. Thank you!

· Tacoma’s nickname is “City of Destiny.” Perfect.

Well, that’s all I got for now. I’ll probably post something up here again before I leave if I don’t forget.


  1. Yes!! We love this. And you! Keep the posts comin!! :)

  2. I love Bing Crosby. And you. The end.