Greg and Gayle arrived at about 8:30 A.M. to pick us up and take us to the MTC. Off we went to begin this adventure. We had to be there between 10:30 and 11:00 and we arrived early; my feet were killing me. The kids let us off and unloaded us, we had to say some more hard goodbyes and we were on our own. (Greg and Gayle said that we had come full circle; we dropped them off on their way to the mission field and now they us).
|Greg and Gayle pick us up to go to the MTC.|
We had a short orientation and then had lunch in the large cafeteria with a sea of young missionaries. That was an experience in itself. You can’t believe how much those elders can eat! The food is good and unending so you have to have some self control. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner there for the seven days we were there.
|In our room with all our belongings.|
|Where in the world is Durban, South Africa?|
|Elders and Sisters Lee, Mayo, Nuzman and Wright.|
Saturday, we did laundry and then about noon, Jeremy, Nicole, Aurora and Eve arrived to take us to lunch. We had a great lunch at Mimi’s and then bless their hearts they took me to a SAS shoe store. I bought two pairs of shoes and Yvonne bought a pair of sandals, HEAVEN! Then again some more hard goodbyes and off they went. The rest of the day we packed, unpacked and adjusted bags so we wouldn’t go over the weight limits.
|Jeremy, Aurora, Nicole and Eve|
Monday, we got up a 3:30 A.M., got ourselves ready and out the door by 5:30 for a 6:00 A.M. departure to the airport. We arrived at the airport early and Greg met us there. It was so good to see him as we were frazzled and he had a calming presence. He stayed with us until we boarded our plane at about 10:30 A.M..