We just got back from an incredible vacation. Christine is a logistics, and planning genius so she set us up with an incredible vacation for her R&R. She was able to finagle a great room at an unbelievable deal with Royal Caribbean cruise lines. We went to Rome, hung out for three days and then took off on a 10 day cruise in the Med. She took detailed notes and wrote about the trip in great detail. I will direct you to her blog for the trip update. Hopefully it will be up there soon.
Somehow at 35,000 feet I got a head cold. The last two hours into Dulles airport were pure hell. I have not felt that bad in a very long time. I had a massive headache and I was actually hoping to throw up. As it turns out I did alright but there was no rest for the wicked. When we landed I was faced with a massive line for customs, then another huge line for our baggage, then an equally impressive line for another quite unnecessary security screening. I am telling you the terrorists have won. Looking at the three empty security lines gave me renewed faith in Homeland Security efficiency. After stripping, being herded through the x-ray machines, getting redressed and herding two jet lagged and tired kids on to the next flight was interesting. I had 5 minutes to make the 10 minute walk to our next flight. Of course our connection was not in this terminal. It was a train ride away. We were the last folks to board our flight. The kind folks at United held the door open a bit longer for us.
As promised a friend of ours from scouting, (Boy and Girl Scouts) picked us up from the airport. When we made it inside I let the kids have a lovely dinner of old nuggets and chips while I snuck off to Kroger for some milk, creamer and cold medicine. The 6 hour time difference showed up the next morning when we were all up around 5 and 6 in the morning.
It will get better. They have to sleep sometime.