Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Another long trip around the globe has been accomplished. Our morning started at 5:30am and ended about 24 hours later. Our first flight was a little over 12 hours. The girls did a great job. Of course I have lots of things for them to do plus they can watch all the cartoons their little hearts desire. They slept in shifts which allowed Cliff and I some time to watch a few movies ourselves. This is a new thing when flying. Usually we don't have time for that since the girls were requiring most of our attention.

We landed in Chicago and had a 3 hour layover. That allows about enough time to go through customs, get to our gate and maybe find something to eat. That is a nice short flight (51 minutes). Again, the girls did great. I was just happy there wasn't any vomiting. Our girls seem to get motion sickness. We had to learn this the hard way. But, Dramamine has really helped them out.

Train ride in Chicago (at the airport).

Madison and her new T-Rex watching us take off.

Our brother-in-law picked us up in Minneapolis and we proceeded with our two hour drive home. The girls and I slept the whole way home while the guys chatted. I was so happy to get home and stretch a bit. The girls were in heaven. They thought they hit the jackpot. Every toy seemed new again. Madison kept saying, "Mommy, I didn't remember this toy."

Now, here we are on day 3 and still dealing with the jet leg. It really messes up a person's body. Yesterday was tough, but we got through it. Today, I am up at a normal time drinking a cup of coffee and actually ready to get some things done today. Ten suitcases won't unpack themselves!

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