Thursday, May 07, 2009

We've Arrived Again!

We're still trying to recover from jet lag, but I wanted to put up a quick post to let everyone know that we have made it back to Zambia.  After boarding a plane at 2:30 pm on Monday, we traveled to Atlanta where we were to connect with our flight to South Africa.  What was supposed to be a 35 minute flight, turned into an hour flight and we arrived in Atlanta with 15 minutes to make it to our gate.  

Long story short, I sent Kerri with the baby and the big kids to try to hustle to the gate hoping that if she made it they would wait for me.  I grabbed Maddie, threw her and 6 carry-ons into and onto the stroller and then was off to the races.  As I arrived at the gate, Kerri and the kids were waiting on me and the plane was still there, but they had closed the gate and wouldn't reopen it.  Needless to say, we were stuck in Atlanta for the evening.

The next day, things went rather uneventful.  We arrived at the airport on time, boarded the plane and headed for South Africa.  We made the connector flight to Lusaka with no problems and arrived in Zambia at 9:00 pm.  I'm including this small video to show how lack of sleep can affect little children.  Maddie was about to bust when this video was taken (48 hours into our trip).  

What was supposed to be 26 hours of travel turned into 51, but no complaints, we arrived safely and were reunited with our wonderful team.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad you are there safely. Love and miss you guys and hope to catch you soon on Skype. Sorry we missed your call today...maybe catch you tomorrow.
Hugs and Kisses,
April (and Matt and kids)