Monday, August 06, 2007

It is easy to fly to South Africa with 2 small kids?





Who knew. I guess many of you know what our journey was to be like. Wake up at 3:15 am on the road at 4:35am. So this is how are travel day went... We made to the airport with 12 suitcases and 4 carryons and 4 purse ( not bob he had his man purse computer bag :)) We checked in soooo smoothly. We went through security with no extra scans. What I always get double scaned. We get on the flight to DC with no problems with 2 car seats and a stroller. The girls just napped and hung out and no fussing? So we caught the airplane for South Africa. We were in row68. We had the whole row to ourselves. There were only 4 seats across. We left on time and the journey across the ocean officially started. We started out with our drinks and they offered coke. I couldn’t turn it down. It was in v8 looking can. I knew it always good for me. J We got dinner and settled in for the night sleep. The girls did great. Bob and I barely slept though. Sad How can anyone sleep upright anyways. We made it to Johannesburg 8:55 am California time and 2:55 Johannesburg time. We asked for Help from the help desk because there was no way that we could do push all of our luggage. A man came to us and his name was Gift and that was really what he was a gift. All our luggage came. Really all of it came. We took it to the luggage hold where we would keep it until we came back on Thursday to retrive for the flight to Lilongwe. We went to the car rental and got our small rental car. Did I small. It was. Bob took to it like he has been driving on the opposite side of the road for years. Mind you it also was a shift stick which means it was even more tricky. No problem for him. We went and got Dolly. What she made it too? She seemed to be great. She wasn’t even traumatized. How could be so easy and great. We then drove to hotel. We followed the M24 to N3 To M1 to the Malboro offramp. Easy. Johannesburg reminds me of New Jersey. Just lots of buildings and very metropolitan looking. Clean and easy to drive it exept that you are on the other side of the road. We got the hotel checked in and crashed! We made it and it was easy. Thank you so much for all your prayers that is why it was easy. We love you all and miss you more. We are off the to the grocery store. And visit Johannesburg downtown. Love- Us

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

PTL! So glad all went well. We have been praying... We miss you already...can't wait to see pictures of your new home! Wish we were there too! love ya- Craig-n-Julie (C&J)

Anonymous said...

Soooo relieved to hear you made it and was such a good trip. It makes me want to come for a visit all the more, hearing how well it went for you. Thanks for all the pictures. They were great. Love you much,,, Mom Warrick

kerrylisa said...

So great to hear that you all made it safely with no big problems. We were praying for you guys.
The Prowell Family

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!!! I'm so glad you all made it safely with no hiccups. Miss you...love you...mean it! Auntie Z