Well, we’re finally on our way. We flew out of Appleton at 7:00 AM this morning (Thursday, August 18, 2011). We have a five hour layover in Atlanta; then on to Amsterdam and then Cairo. Abdelrahman, an AFS exchange student who stayed with us for the 2008 – 2009 school year is more or less traveling with us. After volunteering for AFS in D.C., he came to Oshkosh for a week. We are all traveling to Cairo today. While he is flying on a different airline from us, both flights are scheduled to arrive on Cairo at 2:05 PM. We will be taking the train to Alexandria and staying with his family for a few days.
I got an hour of sleep last night, but that’s an hour more than Mary Ann got. Last minute errands, trying to leave the house ship shape for the tenant, and, of course, packing kept us up most of the night. Right now, it just feels like traveling, it probably won’t feel really different until we land in Cairo.
Finally, a great big thank you to Suzette for going to the airport with us at 5:30 this morning so she could drive the car back. We owe her big time.