Monday, July 27, 2009
4th of July Southern Hospitality
We were invited to a wonderful 4th of July party in Ashburn by Lisa and Lewis Lyons. This couple is a missionary minded couple who really know how to have a great party and include everyone. We had never met them and they called us just 3 days after we arrived inviting us to attend their party. We were thrilled to be invited and really excited to see Ashburn. It was absolutely spectacular. The area is rolling hills and forests with large plantation type estates. It really was something spectacular. I have included pictures of the area. The Lyons home was truly a plantation. The home was majestic and the grounds were so incredible. There were a couple hundred people there, including about half members and half nonmembers. The Lyons are very friendly and down to earth. They are always inviting non-members to church and to hear the gospel. We met so many nice people there. The Sister missionaries, Sister Jordan and Arnett were there and visiting with lots of non members. This was our first taste of Virginia hospitality and it was very warm and lots of fun.