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Thursday, August 12, 2010

To Taiwan!

So today, or the last 2 days (because of the time difference), I'm not sure which, have been full and busy, but good.  I must say that there was not a single hitch in our travels!  Praise God for that!  And thank you all for your prayers!

Okay, I will start at the beginning.  I should be sleeping, but I want to record this, or I will not remember later!!!

We got up at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11th.  The morning was not rushed, unlike most mornings when we're leaving to go on a trip!  Melissa (my sister) and Bella took us to the Kansas City Airport.  We got our bags checked and went through security with only 1 minor problem.  I forgot to take my bag of liquids out at security, so they had to rummage through my bag (which was so precisely packed that we barely got it zipped).  It was just a 1 1/2 hour flight to DFW.  Then a 3 hour flight on to LAX.  We had just enough time between each flight to grab something to eat and get to our gate in plenty of time.  We boarded the plane to Taipei at 5:45 p.m. (Pacific time).  The flight was long.  But the seats were incredibly comfortable and the flight attendants so pleasant.  We stayed awake for 4 hours, slept 5, and were awake the last 4.  We tried to schedule it so we'd sleep tonight.  It worked for everyone else.  They are sound asleep.  I am not.  Too excited!  Many of you are probably wondering how the kids did on such a long trip.  Well, they were WONDERFUL!  On flights, they watched movies, played games, and drew pictures.  In between flights, they ran, jumped, pretended to be airplanes, and sat quietly when they needed to.  The only "problem" was that we had to take them to the bathroom at inconvenient times occasionally.  But then, that's every day!  :)

So, now you know about our boring trip.  All flights were on time, no bad weather, and we got ALL of our luggage!  Can't get much better than that!  And now, in just a few hours, I'll meet my daughter!


  1. well, we are so glad that your trip turned out better than David and Kalina's. Now on to the rest of the perfect trip and hoping it stays that way!

  2. Can't wait to see Mia in your arms.

  3. So excited for you all! Thanks for posting...I'll have to pick your brain later about what flight you took! Enjoy!