Saturday, January 25, 2014
I arrived safely in San Juan Puerto Rico! The MTC shuttle driver picked me up at the Residence Inn at 2:30am Friday morning. I arrived at the SLC airport at 3:15am and noticed that the American Airlines counter did not open till 4:15. Oh, well...it gave me time to weigh my bag and shift a little bit over to the other suitcase so they each weighed less than 50#. I caught a 6:15am flight to Dallas....2 hr layover...4 hr flight to San Juan. Brother and Sister Patterson picked me up at the Airport and brought me to their apartment. I will stay here until an apartment is located for me. We looked a one which would be great, but need to get the owner to agree to a short term lease. There are several Senior couples leaving by May/June, so there will be a choice of unexpired lease apartments to choose from. There is no indication of any new couples. The area reminds me of El Paso in some respects, so not unfamiliar. I will pick up my car tomorrow...have the keys already.....2013 Chevy Cruze - not too shabby! The Mission President is discontinuing cars and bicycles for most of the mission so the missionaries are more among the people. I will go to a Spanish ward tomorrow with the Pattersons. No more news for now...will update more next week!