May 13, 2013

Elder Blanding was able to call his dad today from the airport in Dallas. It was a very brief phone call as there really wasn't much new news. He had just talked with us the day before.  He did say it was a direct flight to Puebla and would last about 2 1/2 hours.

Something else that is going on is that Mt. Popcatepetl (or Popo) is rumbling.  Popo is an active volcano just about 35 miles west of Puebla. According to other missionary moms, the area covered by North Puebla isn't getting too much ash and the mission and members there are all prepared if she wakes up. 

For his email session today he tried to empty his camera's memory card and sent my 98 photos. I will not add them all here.  But here is a sampling:

 Elder Blanding where are you going? Mexico, Puebla North!

Elder Blanding where are you going?
Mexico, Puebla North!

 Elder Blanding on the far left.

Elder Blanding on the far left.

 President & Sister Durrant of the Dallas Mission with Elder Blanding (far left) and five other "visa waiters".

President & Sister Durrant of the Dallas Mission with Elder Blanding (far left) and five other "visa waiters".

 Elder Blanding writes, "Look, I can cook." This is an egg, cheese and bacon breakfast roll that I made all the time for him when he was home.

Elder Blanding writes, "Look, I can cook."
This is an egg, cheese and bacon breakfast roll that I made all the time for him when he was home.

 Elder Blanding in the middle with his two companions Elder Adams and Elder Hammond in Dallas.

Elder Blanding in the middle with his two companions Elder Adams and Elder Hammond in Dallas.