We stopped at the beautiful information center and felt very welcome. It had some real southern charm. Also, I learned a bit about the state bird, the brown pelican, and have much more appreciation for a strange looking bird with protective parental instincts. Rather than letting their young starve pelicans will tear at their own fled to feed them.
We met up with the Elders in Alexandria, and they escorted us right to our apartment in Mansura. Home sweet home! The elders stayed long enough to help us move all our belongings from the truck to the 2nd floor.
I almost don't care that the apt has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms or 2 huge walk in closets. It has a washer & dryer and I'm on cloud 9. I thought for sure I'd be going to a laundromat for the next 18 months! Oh happy, happy day!
After unloading we headed to Baton Rouge to spend our last night with the girls. We barely arrived in time to pick up their rental car then we checked into a quaint hotel, had dinner, saw the Baton Rouge temple and found the mission office. Now we're all ready to hit the pillows.