Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Friday through Sunday I had the unique opportunity to travel on an all-expenses-paid trip to Colorado sponsored by none other than MITT ROMNEY HIMSELF. 
(haha. well...his campaign team anyway ;) close enough. ) 

It was truly an unforgettable experience. 
And that was partly due to the wonderful people I got to go with! 

Although the others might have felt differently, I was completely content on the 8 hour bus ride from Provo to Denver with some of my friends from the #jerucrew :)

Saturday was a BUSY day. We were knocking doors (by ourselves) for hours on end!
It was exhausting. But being able to say,
"HI! I'm Hannah, and I'm with the Romney/Ryan Campaign . . . "
 at each door had me feeling pretty cool.
 So it was worth it. 

This is a map of one of the two areas that I covered. (I was given a list of specific addresses of people who are registered republicans, so I went to each of those houses and then asked the person if they had already voted and all that good stuff.) I covered probably 80% of the area that is seen on this map during the first half of the day.
(It was a lot of walking. And I got rather lost...)

Then we all met up again for lunch which is where the picture above was taken.
I may or may not have been talking when this particular moment was captured.

The highlight of the day, however, was definitely the phone bank.

Sadly I don't have any pictures, but it was actually a lot of fun calling people while sitting in the same room as all of our friends and being able to casually laugh it off when people on the other end were...less than excited to receive our calls.

(There was a particularly memorable conversation I recall with a lady named Zelda. 
Moral of the story: It's probably not a good idea to name a person Zelda. It was obvious this lady was grumpy due to the name her parents selected on her behalf.
 Which is unfortunate. Because Zelda is a pretty sweet name.)

Our whole bus group at the Romney campaign headquarters in Denver!

Another highlight of the weekend: The Primary Program.
It just so happened that the ward we attended on Sunday was having their primary program,
(which is a 40-minute presentation with songs and 'speeches' given by the 3-11-year-olds in a particular congregation)
It's been a while since I've been to one, but it was most excellent. 
It made me really excited to be an elementary school teacher someday. 
Little kids are hysterical. 

Me, Meredith, and Sarah.
 I went to Jerusalem with both of these BEAUTIFUL girls,
but they were in the other class so I didn't really get to know them all that well.
It was really fun rooming with them and having the opportunity to get to know them both a little better! 

The theme of the weekend: #mittorquit
 (no one is quite sure what we'll be "quitting" if Romney doesn't win. 
Except Kyle . . . he'll be moving to Australia.)

Oh what a life I live!

 PS I realize the title of this post is a little far-fetched, but I hope you get it :) 

PPS Here's one last picture just because I think it's hilarious.
And because while Mere and I look extra Asian, Kyle looks a little bit like two-face.

(after multiple meals of junk food we were preeeeetty excited about these tomatoes, sugar snap peas, and broccoli provided by Ashley's uncle.)


  1. How did you get this opportunity?

  2. Sister Clark-- Someone from my Jerusalem group saw that it was an option online and told everyone about it. It was available to anyone/everyone but i think they especially targeted BYU kids so they wouldn't have to worry as much about people going out and drinking and all that stuff after we were released from our duties saturday night. They provided all transportation, meals and hotel rooms, we just had to commit to being out of town friday, saturday, and sunday. They've been doing it every weekend for at least a month now, busing people from provo to both CO and NV. Apparently they were busing people from CA to NV as well because one of my friend's parents did the same thing!