Grandma and Grandpa Nielsen picked us up at the airport and took us back to their house. We had dinner with them and then went for a ride to start saying "goodbyes" to Uncle Bryan and Aunt Darci's family, Aunt Julie and Uncle Doug's family and Aunt Sherry and Uncle Jim's family. We lucked out and found them all home. After a long day of "Goodbyes", we headed back to Grandma and Grandpa Nielsen's to go to bed.
Tuesday, 14th of May, we headed out to run our last errands and make sure that we had everything and it was packed just right. We even got to swing by and say "Goodbye" to Uncle Ken at work and Grandma Suzy in the Care Center.
At around 5:00pm, we headed into Salt Lake City with Grandma Nielsen to meet Kara and Kyoshi and Kyle and Erin for one last trip to the Salt Lake City Temple. We met outside first and took some pictures before going in. Here are some of the pictures. As usual, some are serious (not many with this group) and some are not.
After attending the Temple, we went over to the Joseph Smith Building for dinner. We ate in the "Garden Room" that looks over the temple. It was very beautiful as the night lights were all a glow.
After Dinner and some pictures by the window, it was time to go. On the way out we had to take some last pictures.
When we got to the parking lot, we said "Goodbyes" to Kara, Kyoshi and Erin as Travis would not see them for 2 years as they were not coming to the MTC "Dropoff" with us.
After all the hugs, it was time to head for Grandma's house for a good nights rest as the big day we have planned and prepared for the last 19 years was here. Hard to believe 19 years had pasted by that quickly and the Primary song "I Hope They Call Me on a Mission" was never more appropriate than now for Elder Travis John Bloomfield. He has definitely "grown a foot or two" (just over 6'1" to be exact).