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.