Zach called around 11am. I had taken off work to wait for the call, and was excited to hear his voice. He was all excited to get to California and even more excited that he didn't have to fly standby. He sounded so mature even though he had only been gone for about 3 weeks.
After about 20 minutes it was time to say goodbye, and to be honest, I don't remember what he said, just that he sounded ready for the mission field. He was flying with a group of elders and they were all taking turns using the pay phone at the airport.
I do remember that he was so excited that everyone catered to the missionaries. The employees at the airport were excited to see them and were very helpful. He felt so special because they didn't even have to wait for security. They had their own line!
He wishes everyone well, misses everyone, and continues to keep you all in his prayers.