Off to the MTC!
Clegg Auto has several of these BYU signs hanging in the shop/repair area. The owner said they put them up as a joke because one of the mechanics is a huge University of Utah fan and hates
BYU!!! ha ha. I took the picture for my mom because she is a huge BYU fan.
One awesome thing that the guys at Clegg Auto did for us was give us a loaner vehicle to use while our van was being repaired. We were able to take Dean up to Temple Square in Salt Lake (which was our original plan). We didn't have nearly as much time there as we'd hoped for, but it was still a great time. I just got a letter from "Elder B." yesterday and he said the following: "I've been thinking about our time in Salt Lake City that day before I entered the MTC. That was great to spend time in such a sacred place with my parents before the start of this great journey. Even though it was short, just putting myself back into that day brings me a lot of comfort. I'm glad we were able to be there together before leaving."
It was definitely worth it, and a wonderful experience.
Elder Brinkerhoff in front of the Christus Statue at the North Visitor's Center
At the Tabernacle
Salt Lake Temple
Very cool shot I took of the Temple at night (I'm going to try to print and frame this)
Elder Brinkerhoff next to one of the Church office Buildings
Final packing Wednesday morning at Aunt Phoebe's house
Last pictures before leaving for the MTC
Elder Brinkerhoff and Aunt Phoebe
Loading up the car
First glimpse of the MTC
We had a little time before we had to drop him off, so we hung out at the Provo temple for a little while. Here is a shot in front of the fountains
A very unflattering "selfie"!!!!! ha ha
Here we are curbside at the MTC---Chanon unloading Elder B's luggage.
This is Elder B.'s "host"....they have Elder's and Sisters come and help out the newbies (aka: Greenies). There are so many missionaries now that the MTC does not do chapel sessions anymore. You have about 5-ish minutes to unload and say a final goodbye at the curb. It was hard, but we survived!
One last, quick picture
See you in 2 years!!!!