Sunday, June 12, 2011
Well, Not Exactly!!!
Safe and sound in Lancaster, PA. But as will often happen, the return flight was not exactly as planned. Sunday, when we arrived at the Beijing airport, second busiest in the world behind Atlanta Hartsfield, someone whispered to Gerry and me, "I don't want to start a rumor but I thought I overheard someone say that our flight is delayed 3 hours." Thus began our 33 hour saga. Sure enough, within 5 minutes it was confirmed; we were delayed and would miss our connection in Toronto. The flight crew needed three more hours between flights. We slept about four hours in a Doubletree, compliments of Air Canada, and arrived at BWI at 9:00 a.m. Monday. At 11:15 we drove into our driveway on Jasmine Lane ever so glad to see our home and Diane and Isaac, who were in town for Cheryl Boger's wedding shower. Exhaustion was trumped by the thrill of Isaac's smile. We spent a few hours marveling at his little personality before leaving at about 3:30 p.m. to drive BACK to BWI so they could head back to Steve and Owen. By the way, Owen says he misses his mother but not Isaac. Imagine that! Consequently, I plan to take a day or so to chill out. I will then go back to edit each day of our trip to include more of our activities. We had such limited access to computers on the trip I could not write very much each day. Hope all has been well with each of you.