Saturday, May 7, 2016

Salt Lake City to Chicago to Frankfurt to Johannesburg

We flew from Utah to Chicago to Frankfurt to Johannesburg.  Fun to be in different airports and have people recognize us as missionaries.  Several members noticed our name tags and spoke to us.  So nice to have a layover in Chicago to see Heather.  I felt a little homesick as we visited!

Here we are in the Salt Lake City airport.  My brother Bruce was there to see us off and I forgot to take a picture of him and me.  Look at all that luggage!!  So awful to have so much but . . . we are going for a year and a half.  We're just not used to traveling with so much!  Even when we go for 3 weeks, we generally only each have a carry-on.  This was a bit embarrassing.

At Chicago with our lovely Heather.

Me, Heather and her friend Vince.

Dad and his girl!

A piece of the Berlin Wall in the airport at Frankfurt.  We remember distinctly when the wall came down in November of 1989.  What a great day for rejoicing!  People who had been apart for nearly 40 years were reunited.  Hard to believe how awful things were back then.  In East Berlin there were shortages and long lines to pick up what little products were available.  And just across the wall in West Berlin there was freedom and more prosperity. Now that East and West Germany are united it's hard to remember how things once were.


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