MOM: I expected to get more praise and glory for making the airplane flight without a complaint! Actually it was pretty cool. I think I'll work on one of those 2 engine CESNAs next!
We met President Anderson at the airport. (If you could call it an airport). Provo has a bigger airport than this "international" airport. It was a joke! Sister Anderson took us out to a hamburger place because President Anderson was very busy. He did meet us, but he had several appointments (and of course our plane was late).
We were told we had a very nice apartment, NOT! At least not compared to America. It took us a little while, but we realize that we have a very nice Mongolian apartment. We are going to do a little work on it though, against everyone's advice of course.
We slept very well (as dad told you). I think we were too tired to do anything but sleep. We have a hard of hearing lady next door. But she did turn the sound off of her TV at 9:30. I got up this morning at 6:00 and started to unpack things. First thing I unpacked was my family pictures. Second thing was the tissues. But I think I have it under control now.
We met with President Anderson for an hour and a half. He is very nice. We have met lots of the couple missionaries now. Everyone is treating us like we are very special! Hey! We are! We got two packages from home already (from Marcia). Someone let her know we are ready for Christmas. She packed in stockings, music, Christmas candy, scarves, mittens, etc, etc. Some one be sure and let her know how fun it was to open them. And let everyone know it came US Post Office regular mail in just 8 days! Amazing. I don't know why I've been using Priority!
Dad: Sister Anderson took us shopping this am. What an experience! I will never, NEVER, EVER complain about Utah drivers again! They are wonderful! The best drivers in the world! And then they told me they wanted me to get a license so I can drive around here! Ain't goin'a happen!
It is really crazy! You can't wait for some one to let you into flowing traffic. They simply won't. You must literally force you way in. And clearance is maybe one or two inches between vehicles. It's insane!
The stores they took us to were very interesting. Mecury (name of one of the larger food stores) is simply a complomeration of individual vendors selling their wares. And you pay each one from whom you purchase anything. Some have duplicate items and different pricing from each other. But few prices are posted and you have to ask the price. Of course, they do not speak English much so they just type it into a calculator screen and show it to you!
I should mention that we first went to the bank and I withdrew 300,000.00. That's about $300 but it sound more impressive the other way!
Well, go to go. One of the senior couples is taking us to dinner and we are already late. More later.