Marc was not able to come home to see Talen before he left on his mission so we had Talen fly out here and spend a few days with us. It was perfect! We got him all to ourselves and did not have to share him with his friends. We made the most of our time while he was here and did a lot of fun activities. On the first night, Tal and Marc went to The Melt. A restaurant that offers delicious sandwiches made out of two large pieces of Texas Toast. Talen said it was one of the best sandwiches he has ever eaten. The following day, Talen was lucky enough to be Marc's first patient as a dental student. Talen endured two hours of cleaning and probing. What a trooper! That night we headed to the Miami verses Cleveland Cavaliers game. It was a fun atmosphere to see the dynamics between Lebron and the Cleveland fans. You either love him or hate him.
After our night at the game we headed south to Columbus to go to the temple, enjoy some ice cream, and see the campus of Ohio State University.
The last day Talen was here was my birthday. Marc had to go to school during the day so we babysat in the morning and then ventured out to Squires Castle. It was a beautiful day and was great to just walk around and talk to Tal before he left. When Marc got home that night we went to Little Italy to try and relive our days in Italy. We enjoyed dinner at Trattoria on the Hill and then ended the night with some gelato!
Talen being Talen in front of Squires Castle
It was great to be able to spend time with Talen before he left. We all learned a lot from each other while he was here. About two weeks after Talen came to visit it was time for his farewell. I am happy to say he has now been in the MTC one WHOLE month. Twenty-three months and counting. We love you Elder Tremea!