July 21, 2017
We were up at 5:00 this morning so we could be in Salt Lake for the rest of our training by 8:45. We had the car packed and the room keys turned in by 7:00. The drive to the Church Office Building was pretty easy. We did not run into much rush hour traffic that early. We were able to drive in the HOV lane, so that helped. We arrived a little early so we had breakfast at the cafeteria in the basement of the Church Office Building with two of the other couples. Security is much tighter since two men did a base jump from the top of the building. We were met by Elder Jensen from Military Relations to escort up upstairs.
We had presentations from Brother Rick Roggia and Brother Frank Clawson who are the two brothers who coordinate the Military Relations Department. We also met the Managing Director of the Priesthood and Family Department, the parent department for Military Relations.
We all went down to the cafeteria for lunch before we left to go our separate ways. Our son, Will, flew in from San Antonio, Texas, this morning to help us with the move to California. He took the Trax in from the airport and met us in the cafeteria for lunch.
After lunch, we drove to Pocatello. We stayed at a hotel and were able to check in about 3:00. Sister Fanning had an appointment with her chiropractor at 5. She talked to him about some problems she had with her foot at the MTC. He diagnosed her with Plantar Fasciitis. That is not what she wanted to hear just before she left for a mission. She will need to see a podiatrist when she gets to California.
Will was able to get together with several of his friends for dinner. We had a quick bite at the local A&W before we went to bed.
Elder and Sister Fanning going to three San Diego Naval Bases
Military Relations Senior Missionaries with trainers — Elder and Sister Sparrow and Elder and Sister Jensen