We got up early to travel to the Seminole Ward in the St. Petersburg Stake for another baptismal service. I had met previously with Bro. Zeyala who baptized, and I wanted to be at his baptism. There were more ward members in attendance than the baptismal service yesterday. Perhaps that is a function of having the service on Sunday morning rather than Saturday morning. Bro. Zelaya was then confirmed during Sacrament Meeting.
We stayed for the block of meetings in the Seminole Ward. It could have been a Utah ward given the number in attendance. I had heard that the wards in the St. Petersburg Stake are larger. Based on our one observation, that is the case.
Following the block of meetings, we drove to Clearwater to meet our long time friends, the Parrino's. We were business partners when we started a small consulting business -- just the two of us. He now teaches at the Univ. of Florida, but they own a condo in Clearwater which they visit frequently. After seeing their condo, we can understand why they like it. It is right on Sand Key Beach which is adjacent to Clearwater Beach. It has probably been 15 years since we last saw them, and it was great to catch up with them and their family. I'm sure we will get together again.