ready to come home

Just a few hours, and Dale and I will be on our way to Cleveland airport to begin the long trek home. 2 1/2 hours from Cleveland to Dallas-Forth Worth, a meagre 75 min layover (incl. going through immigration & security) then the biggie – longest flight available in the world on the longest/biggest plane. Just under 16 hours by A380 from DFW to Sydney. And yes, our seats are on the ‘top floor’ in the far back RH corner. Maybe they can’t trust us!😀

Back down under, 2 hours to go through immigration, customs and get to Qantas domestic for our flight to Brisbane, getting in around 8 am. We’ve put ourselves through this so many times before. This time I’m trying my C-Pap machine on board – a first. Maybe I’ll actually get some sleep!


Since getting back from the big road trip,it’s been a case of basically taking it easy. That ‘taking it easy’ has included the must-do of berry picking (on Dad’s property), doing some housework, driving once again to Millers in Garettsville for breakfast – yesterday morning was as foggy as it comes …


… spending time with Wayne & Sherry, two special US friends of ours, dating in Sherry’s case to highschool band days with Dale, enjoying a lovely dinner at Applebee’s … we splurged …

… checking out the stores (yes-Walmart) for a final time pre-Halloween …

… and catching up on some reading. Tim Winton’s Eyrie is close to finished.

It was kind of sad, yet satisfying driving Dad’s van back into the carport last night. I kind of got attached to it.

Tom and Diana (Dale’s sister) are taking us to the airport, so they’ve driven up from Pittsburgh and we’re just back from a yummy breakfast at Eat’n’Park

A few things around the house and off to the airport via – yes(!) Cracker Barrel. There we’ll meet up with Bonnie and Jim, Dale’s aunt & uncle. Then plenty of time to reflect on the flights home. Once again. More than anything, really, really special time with Dale’s family. We thank God for this opportunity.


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