Taking 4 airplanes
Landing in 4 countries
Flying 11,091 miles
and traveling for 41 hours
... we finally made it home safe and sound.
We are crocked. We are pooped. We are tired. Sheer exhaustion doesn't even begin to describe how we all feel.
After the debacle in Dubai, and an 8 hour layover, at long last we made it onto an Emirates Air flight that departed at 4 am. We landed in Chennai around 9:15 am, and after quickly clearing customs, we were in our car and on the way home by 9:45 am. However, our bags were still on the Lufthansa airplane in Dubai and I had to go back to the airport twice yesterday to retrieve them once the plane finally made its way here (I was initially given the wrong time by the Lufthansa agents...). Go figure!
On the bright side, all 10 bags made it safe and sound... and more importantly, the 3 huge soft sided coolers that I had packed to the gills with bacon, deli meat, sausage, cheeses, and beef all survived. Thank goodness for all the ice packs I had in each bag!
I spent a majority of the afternoon unpacking bags and putting everything away. Of course... it makes no sense to really organize it all as we're packing up the entire house and moving to a different one in a few short weeks. More on that later.
For now I'm just glad to be home, to sleep in my own bed, and to once and for all be reunited as a family. Home is definitely where you hang your hat... or at least your Baby Bjorn.