But we couldn't leave without saying goodbye to our sweet neighbors the Vellingas' (Sister Vellingas is going to take care of Gwen), Sister Fata (Elder Fata is always away on Chruch assignment, the Spencers and Gwen the cat.
Gwen the cat.Gillettes came about noon and we picked up Ellsworths and traveled to the small airport.
It was a melancholy time at the airport standing around waiting and talking with the Gillettes and Ellsworths. We were torn between worlds-really wanting to stay and really wanting to go. It's always bitter sweet.
This was our longest wait and we are grateful for the Jordans who helped us drive around and see some people we wanted to say good-bye to like Joanne in the Service Center. We had a great dinner with Jordans and the couple who will be serving in Manua for three years. That is going to be one lonely time on a small, small island.
At 10:30 p.m., we entered the waiting area for Hawaiian Air travel to Hawaii the first leg of our journey home. The ambien was helpful on this short 5.5 hour flight through the night. Customs was a breeze to get through and the change of airlines to Alaska Air was easy. We left about 8:00 a.m. from Hawaii to Seattle. We arrived in Seattle just in the nick of time to run and catch our plane to Salt Lake.