We had some time to kill before our plane left, so we went to a couple of the different markets. Larry found some Pepsident Original toothpaste which is wintergreen flavor - his favorite kind so he was happy about that. There are so many brands of things we liked from back home that just are not available here in the Pacific so that when we do run on to something like that it seems a special blessing.
We also went to the Distribution Center which is right across from the temple so I could get some new garments.
At the second market we got to say a final goodbye to Sister Piatau who was there with her daughter selling popcorn - her usual weekend activity.
After that we stopped at a local ice cream shop for a cone and then it was time to head to the airport. Our time in Tonga was done. We felt good about all we had accomplished. We were ready to go home.
So once again we went through the proces of airport security, the long flight home, clearing customs, and making our way back to our place in Takapuna. Again we were unpacking suitcases, doing the laundry, getting groceries and making the transition back to our New Zealand life. We had only a short time to be there before we would be out on our next assignment. But for the time we were there, it would be good to see our dear fellow missionaries and to spend a little pocket of time is our land of the great white cloud.