Zachary and I had an adventure last weekend. We were able to do baptisms at the Hamilton New Zealand temple. As exciting as that was the getting to and from the temple was the adventure.
We left home at 8:30am to catch a flight to Hamilton. The flight was uneventful until landing when it was aborted twice due to the pilot not being able to see the runway (fog). We were told we would circle in the air for 30 minutes and hope that the weather would clear, thankfully it did enough for us to land on our 3rd try. We then rented a car and headed to the temple.
Zachary was suppose to join the ward that was assigned the 1pm time slot. However, they did not show up. So it was Zachary and another young man waiting for his ward coming at 3:30pm. They got some temple workers and Zachary and I were both able to be baptized by the other Young Man, Floyd, a priest. It was special to have just the two of us and feel the spirit.
After a wonderful time in the temple we stopped for a late lunch and had some wonderful ice-cream. We then headed to the airport to catch our flight home. This is where the next adventure started. All flights into Wellington were canceled due to a heavy fog covering the city (unusual because of the normal winds). We were unable to get home until the next day. So we called some people in the ward and were blessed to find the Parkers. The Rangi and Vic Parker are the parents of Hinoma Catene my visiting teachee. They opened their home to us. That evening we spent an hour at the Temple Visitor's Center, and went to dinner with them and their son. After a good nights sleep we went to church, which was an area broadcast from Salt Lake, so we got the same thing our family did in Wellington. The Parkers are missionaries at the new Matthew Cowley History Center. This allowed us to visit the museum even though it was technically closed. We got a personalized tour.
We then made our way to the airport where we caught a flight and made it home.
What an adventure!!