Today, we moved from the MTC to the Provo Residence Inn for the second phase of our training. We will begin the medical segment of the training on Monday AM. Soon after we arrived at the Residence Inn, Dr. and Sister Drake arrived with our 12 passenger van which will be available for the Medical folks until Tues AM. No one else was around or needing to go anywhere, so Sister Steadman and I headed off to University Mall for a shopping trip, stopping at A&W for dinner. I knew I could drive it after that big banana van we had when all the kids were home. No problems and we returned with no damage to us OR the van :o)
Pretty nice accommodations for Missionary Training - just some encouragement for anyone thinking of serving a Senior Mission. Life is much different than that of the younger missionaries. While we pay a nominal charge for the first week at the MTC and the meals we eat there, the Church is covering the cost of our rooms here and lunches catered by BYU during training.