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Friday, August 20, 2010

We Made It!

Wow, what an amazing 48 hours.

We woke up Wednesday morning and did some last minute packing and weighing of our luggage. And by last minute, I mean we were still working on it when our ride pulled up, ha!

We got to the airport, checked in all 8 pieces and paid the ridiculous fee for our extra baggage, and headed through security.

Grabbed a quick Subway lunch (how I love thee!) and boarded our (late) plane.

Now, usually I fall asleep on a plane very easily, as in, I'm asleep as soon as they turn the plane on, and am passed out by the time we even take off. Well, on the particular plane, I did not. Boo.

On the bright side, we had awesome movie choices and I watched You've Got Mail, The Bounty Hunter, and Date Night. Dozed off and on in between and actually ate two plane meals. (In all of my travels I always avoid plane food.)

When we finally landed in Frankfurt, we were late. Our plane was landing the same time our next plane was loading. Double boo. So, by the time we followed the hallway around and back through security (why did we have to back through, we just got off? weird.) where I was frisked due to my stupid metal barette, we were an hour late. We had to go back out of security and find the correct desk, where they rebooked us for the next non direct flight.

We made it back through security with 10 minutes to spare (thank you, bathroom break,) and got on board our next plane destined for Bahrain. It wasn't full so Ian and I shared a row and I got to spread out and slept for the entire 5 hours. It was awesome. I woke up with an hour to go and finished watching The Last Song (love the story, am not a fan of the main actress,) before landing in Bahrain (that was a first!)

Ian and I got stale pastries at a Starbucks and waited the half hour until we boarded our final plane, all the while a Chilis was taunting us from 15 feet away. (Vancouver didn't have Chili's and I missed it greatly!)

Once again, this plane was not full at all, and we could have all had our own row, but Ian and I shared one because we're cute like that. The flight was only 50 minutes long and when we walked down the stairs from our plane onto the tarmac we were greeted by the warm oven blast that we now call home.

All of our luggage, amazingly, was waiting for us on its own carousel, accompanied by its own guard. ha! I guess since it got in so early they wanted it watched. Luggage and customs was a breeze and our boss picked us up, drove us to his house, where I hopped in a shower and Ian and oru boss went out to get some food before we collapsed into bed at 3 am.

Whew!

We slept until 1 pm and now the house is quiet and we're not sure if our boss and his family is sleeping or still at church, haha. Thankfully we have internet and are getting all of our friends and family caught up. Thanks so much for the prayers!

15 comments:

Ria Thurston said...

SOUNDS SO FUN! Glad you made it safe and without too many complications/crazyness. SO fun! :) Flying can be a beauuutiful thing. Enjoy this new adventure. Can't wait to journey along with you...

Hannah said...

so glad you guys got there safe and sound! what an adventure!!!

Mrs. Lukie said...

So happy to hear you made it safely--and that all of your luggage made it, as well!

Will keep you & Ian in my prayers!

Brittany said...

quite the trip!

I hope you enjoy getting settled in, and figuring everything out! :))

Big hugs lovely!

katie said...

What a trip! Glad for the update with all of the details including the stale pastry part!

Rachel and John said...

I'm so glad you made it there safely!
Can't wait to hear what life is like there!

Jessica said...

So glad to hear you made it there safe and sound! I bet it's such a surreal feeling right now. Have a great first few days there! Can't wait to hear more about it

Callie Nicole said...

I'm glad you got there safely!

Lauren said...

OH my goodness! I can't believe you're actually there! Sounds like some interesting travels, but glad it worked out well! can't wait to hear more...

Alison said...

Yay!! So glad that ya'll are there safe and sound!! Seems like it was a good trip! Oh, and I watched The Last Song on our way to Vancouver and cried like a baby! Our whole group was laughing at me! :)

The Taffs said...

So glad y'all made it safely! And yay for good movies!

d.a.r. said...

So glad you made it!!

Courtney said...

That is wonderful, mi amiga! I'm so glad you and all your luggage made it! I look forward to hearing your stories as you settle in! I love you mi amiga!

Sonya said...

Glad you had good travels! Can't wait to read more!

Kelley said...

I'm so glad you made it safely! Enjoy your new adventure! I can't wait to hear more about ya'll's new life!