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Monday, March 31, 2008

On Her Way

T and the group traveling to Egypt experienced some hiccups in their travel plans this week. They arrived at the Indianapolis airport by bus on Thursday afternoon, with plans to fly out in the early evening. Their itinerary called for them to leave Indy for Chicago in the early evening, spend many hours in Chicago, and fly through Amman to Cairo.

Unfortunately, issues at O'Hare put a wrench in those plans. After 7 hours at the Indy airport, we parents were called to pick up our disappointed and tired kids a little after 10pm. The teacher seemed optimistic that an alternative plan would materialize, but since they have around 20 in their group, I was worried.

Alas, a new plan was hatched in the middle of the day Friday. I got "confirmed" notice that T should arrive at school by 11am. I raced from work to pick her up, only to find out the alarm was false. T was battling a cold and not feeling well, so I stayed at home and we spent several hours lounging in my bed, watching TV, and wondering how things were going to work out. The call finally came and I dropped her off at school, to board a chartered bus, around 2:30pm. They drove to Chicago, where they eventually flew to Germany.

It's a little surreal getting a text message from your 16 year old daughter while she is in Germany. She was doing well, and their final leg would be Germany to Cairo, where they would arrive at 3:30am and begin sight-seeing at 8:30am. Better them than me!


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