Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Send Off December 17, 2013
Elder Ward was scheduled to leave from the Catania airport, but due to a very active Mt. Etna, the airport was shut down for several days. To be on the safe side, his flight was changed to leave from Palermo. James and I drove with Elder Ward across Sicily to reach the new departure place. It was a beautiful drive. He called Grandpa from the airport to say good bye, then we sent him through security...watching until we couldn't see him anymore. From the time we said good bye to the time he set foot in New Zealand, the total travel time was 36 hours!!