Jay and I had a big day on Friday! We started out getting the rest of the shots he needed before he leaves. He got a total of 4 shots; TDAP (Tetanus), Typhoid, Menactra (Meningitis) and a Flu shot. Just a note to those who are preparing to leave on a mission. If you can get all your shots before you turn nineteen, some of them count as "childhood" shots and you can get them a lot cheaper. We saved $165 by coming in 4 days before his birthday! Yippee!
He seems to be enjoying this a little too much!
We got the shots at a place called EVVAC (East Valley Vaccination). The specialize in travel vaccinations and they have a huge map of the world with the names of all the people who were shot there and their destinations.
Jay pointing at Leon Mexico on the map.
Jay's label on the map
Then we went to Pomeroy's for all the Missionary clothes. First were the suits. When he tried on the first suit jacket his response was, "Now, that's sexy!" I believe one of the guys helping us said he loved to hear the propective missionaries responses and "you never know what's going to come out of their mouths."
Can you believe it needs to be taken in?
Trying on the shoes! Hopefully they'll last for 2 years.I think is is the pair that has the "yoga mat" insoles. The salesman was telling us all the features when Jay interrupted and said, "Excuse me, did you say yoga mat?" He said, "Yes, that's yoga mat as in Y-O-G-A. When you get tired you can take it out and take a nap on it." (I wonder how many times he's told that joke?)
After we went shopping, Jay and I went to RA for a sushi lunch where he made me eat a quail's egg and uni (sea urchin). Yes, they were both raw. Certainly not something I would choose to eat again. But the other sushi was wonderful. He is very adventuresome with food. I don't think he will have any problem in Mexico.