We waited for Cole's call this morning, all morning. He is traveling to Japan today, finally! He left Salt Lake City around 8:00 a.m. and arrived in San Francisco around 9:30 a.m. His flight to Tokyo was scheduled to leave at 12:55. He finally called just after noon. Here we are all listening around the phone.
Cole said he was the last of the 23 missionaries to make his phone call. So we talked until they announced his flight was boarding. Luckily while we were talking, another missionary came over and told Cole they delayed the flight from 1:15 to 1:40, which gave us extra time to talk.
Here's Rick talking to one of the Japanese Elders in Japanese. Afterwards the Elder told Cole to tell his dad that his pronunciation is good but he has to work on his sentence structure.
So, what do you talk to your son/brother about when you haven't spoken for three months? Things like: What was the hardest part of the MTC? The food.
What did you like best? The music.
How are you feeling? All better, no more hard core cold.
How are the Japanese missionaries? Ultra Stylish and super fun! One Japanese elder is really into the Phoenix Suns and Steve Nash.
The phone's on speaker-phone. See the duct tape? You never know when you might need it....just sayin.
Ah, rollin the duct tape.
What a day.