Monday, November 16, 2009

It's jet lag time again

After much discussion between Frederic, his boss and human resources, his boss finally approved his vacation dates (at 18 hours before the time we left the house!) so we will be here for just over a month before heading back.

We left our house at 6:30 am Friday and arrived safely in St Louis on Friday night after 9+ hours in the airplane and another 7 in the car from Chicago.

Benjamin in the airport train going to our gate

Noah did much better on the flight than we expected, given that he spends most of his time crying/whining/screaming at us at home. He only slept for about 10 minutes of the flight, but had only a minimum of screaming/crying episodes, for which we, and I'm sure our fellow passengers, were very grateful.

our airplane (4 motors = better than 2!)

We finally got to go to bed about 24 hours after we had gotten up, but then thanks to jet lag, we were all up before 5 am. Ugh. And continuing the tradition of being sick when we travel, Benjamin's cough we thought we had eradicated a week or more ago is back, grr. We hope he will be completely over it in a few days before we start our road trip so we don't have to cancel like the last time we planned the Texas part.

I've already made a trip to the local Goodwill to stock up on books in English, and will probably do that a couple more times before we go home. On this week's agenda: getting over jet lag, shopping, and visiting with friends, and then on Monday we head to Oklahoma for Thanksgiving.

I didn't get a chance to post this one earlier, but here is Noah a few days ago, finishing the last few drops of Daddy's coffee.

1 comment:

Top-of-the-Arch said...

Welcome Home - Glad that the trip was uneventful :)
Perhaps you could take Route 66 to Oklahoma and Texas - just kidding - Noah might not care much for old gas stations and ruins of motels!
BTW, Daniel Boone library has a table of books for sale too, you might want to check it out. I always have soft spot for library :)
Enjoy your stay, safe driving and Happy Thanksgiving.