I am somewhat of a veteran now in taking a missionary to the Missionary Training Center. I've been there two whole times and lived to tell about it.
Even though we once lived in Provo and Lindon, you would think I would know by now that our hour's drive from Centerville and our expert navigation skills in driving Provo/Orem exits can make for a short journey. But for some reason, before you least predict it, that location seems to pop out of nowhere. We are just methodically driving along, following directions, when all of a sudden, WHAM, you see it!
"That was much sooner than I expected. Too much sooner than I wanted!" I squirm.