First, I must say DSL in the states is MUCH slower than we have living on the economy in Northern Japan - love my fiber optics. LOL I'm not on my laptop - so no photos...but a quick recap.
The rotator was wonderful. They had 33 extra seats. For those who image us strapped inside a C-131 (or some such number)...think commercial. It's called North American Airlines. They contract to bring military personnel back and forth. We had 2 extra inches of leg-room, comfy seats, nice meals....but no in seat screens for movies...and I didn't think the movies they chose to blast on the big screen for all (kiddos) to see was appropriate...other than that - comfort. I was in front of Zander....spent 8 1/2 hours trying to get him not to kick, wiggle, jiggle, fiddle....but for some with sensory issues he did fine. We arrived 2 hour earlier than we were told we would arrive.
Thanks to Anna, we knew there was a USO. We went to find it. It was cramped - but cozy and free.
The girls had left Eugene at 2 a.m. to drive to Seattle - usually a 4 - 5 hour drive. They made it at 11:00 a.m. We spent 8 1/2 hours in the air and 6 hours in the airport. ::snort:: There was quite an ice and snow storm waiting and we hadn't a clue. If we HAD, we would have told the girls to wait and we'd fly down. Bre had her first accident - and all was fine. Kent, a friend of the girls, had come with them. He ended up driving most of the way and we were glad he was with them.
Poor Michael drove home in THAT while suffering jet lag. Adventures.
We are staying in a gorgeous home. GORGEOUS. They prepared for us in so many ways.... their home is immaculate, elegant, comfortable, up the Mackenzie River in the mountains....really quite lovely. We'll be here until Sunday afternoon or Monday. They are in Hawaii and we are enjoying the arctic blast with their pellet stove. Love that.
We spent yesterday trying to recover from jet lag and reconnecting with my parents and the girls.
Living all of life before the face of God...