Today we got up early to pack and check out of the hotel. We stopped at IHOP for breakfast. Sister Fanning needed to eat soft things, so she got Swedish pancakes and scrambled eggs.
We left for Utah, stopped for gas in Bountiful, and arrived at the Marriott hotel downtown about 11:00. When we tried to check in, our room was not ready. They had upgraded us to a concierge room with a balcony. We decided to wait to check in until after our meeting. They let us park the car in the garage.
We walked to Deseret Book and looked for a CTR ring for Sister Fanning. She could not find one that she liked in her size. We went to Johnny Rockets and got a milk shake, again soft food for Sister Fanning. We then walked over to the Church Office Building. We met with Elder and Sister Sparrow in the Military Relations Department. We also met with one of the Church IT employees, who update the Church Directory of Organizations and Leaders (CDOL). We were able to get the list of ships and submarines for San Diego corrected and updated. Sister Sparrow also learned how to do the updates herself. We had a nice visit with the Sparrows and also talked with Brother Roggia. Elder Sparrow asked us to take a request back to President Stubbs. He asked that President Stubbs take the request to the Coordinating Council. The request was for each Stake President to provide a list of ten couples who are retired military and able to serve a senior mission. We are spread so thin here; it would be nice to have some extra senior couples to work with the military. The lists would go to Elder Sparrow. He would contact each couple personally. Those who are willing would be called to serve a stay-at-home mission for the Military Relations Department.
We met our son at Cheesecake Factory at 3:00. We had a nice lunch and visit. We took some cheesecake back to the hotel.
We checked in when we got back to the hotel. We had a room on the 16th floor with a balcony and a view of the Salt Lake Temple. We spent the rest of the day relaxing and recovering from the last couple of days.
We got to bed on time.