There's Never A Dull Moment

After ...

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.


Alison said...

I can't even imagine how tired you must be--what an adventure with three kids. You are my hero (or should it be heroine?) Yay for being home safely.

Mom24 said...

I don't know how you're not huddled, rocking in a corner somewhere, sucking your thumb and talking to yourself.

I'm so glad you made it home. I can't wait to hear more about the move, I hope you'll get lots of help with the move.

I hope this week is nice, calm and relaxing. It doesn't sound like there's much chance of that happening, but I'll certainly be wishing it for you.

Kirsten said...

Phew! You deserve a round of applause. Or a standing ovation. I'm afraid to travel across the United States with my kids, much less around the world. You are my hero.

Crystal said...

WOW, you are indeed a trooper!!! I am so glad you made it home and your are all together again : ) The soft sided coolers is ingenius idea!! Glad to hear all your stuff made it, eventually!!!

Now you have to move again, I know it is only local, but still. Just what you need another opportunity to pack ; ) Blessings to you~

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

I can't believe the meat survived that long. What kind of ice packs do you use??

I'm glad you are safely home. Rest up for the big move!

Tenakim said...

Exhausting! Good luck getting everyone adjusted back!

Anonymous said...

Kudos my Internet friend. Knew you could do it - Dubai or not! Now ... Go fry up some bacon! (hmm wonder if I can get away with packing some Georgia pulled pork in our luggage?)

OHmommy said...

you are moving? what? you lead a fast paced life my friend. hope you get to enjoy some pampering time for yourself.

Heidi said...

You are moving? How long are you guys going to be over there.

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