We are home!! You may have noticed…uh…that we’ve been gone for a while. Jason and I had the awesome opportunity to take a trip to Israel. I told you about how that came about in this post. We had about 6 weeks from the time we found out and purchased the trip to the day we boarded the plane. With all I had to get done in preparation, I did not get advanced posts prepared. So for the first time in five years my blog went silent for over a week. Didn’t notice? Shame on you! Ha ha! But I hope you were following via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter as I did try to send regular photo updates.
It was a very strange feeling as we left our kids at school and boarded a plane to Israel. I felt a bit uneasy. It had been such a whirlwind. I didn’t begin to relax until we were at the gate the 11 hour flight to Israel. We flew out on US Airways which is now part of American Airlines. I was surprised to find an extensive selection of complimentary videos on the seat in front of me. I had been sure the movies would have been an extra fee. With all the excitement Jason and I weren’t sleepy so we stayed up and watched a couple of movies. You would think we’d be happy to watch our own thing, but NO we had to sink our videos so we could still watch a movie together. Aw!!!
We did get some sleep on the plane, but didn’t try to sleep the whole time as with the 8 hour time difference we would be going to bed at what would have been early afternoon the time we were used to.
The eleven hour plane ride was over, and we couldn’t believe we were in Israel! Now to find our group. I was nervous as most of the others had come together. How would we find everyone?
Sure enough, we spotted a lady with a sign that had the name of the group and travel company right away when we walked off the plane. I went up to the lady and she told me to get our luggage and meet back. One of our suitcases was taking forever. We collected our things and walked back to the lady with the sign. As we got within ear shot I heard someone ask, “Is everyone here?” “Yep, everyone is here!” came the reply from someone with a list in hand. I picked up speed and went up to the man. “Hi! We’re in the group too!” He looked at his list again and replied that we weren’t on the list…