Elder Travis' mom here: I found this email in my inbox an hour or so ago. It's from Elder Hatch's mom.
"I saw Elder Smith Today. He looks great. I gave him a hug for you. He is really in the mission spirit. He is doing well and loves the mission. It was a treat to see him since we have shared online."
I knew her son was being released soon after serving an honorable mission. I never expected to see this though, or that she'd actually meet my son out there! I guess if I can't give him a hug this is the next best thing!
Oh, and aren't these trees the craziest thing ever?!