We don’t have the best travel schedule. We had no troubles at all in the Houston airport, not one person in line ahead of us for check-in or security. Soon after finding our gate and while searching for our dinner spot we bumped into Patrick and Shannon McCrory! They are on their way to Ethiopia to adopt their little girl. No one would believe that we actually saw them, so I took a picture. I am so excited for them to finally bring this little girl home.
We left Houston around Kira’s bedtime, arrived in London at mama’s morning alarm time which is wee in the morning, though noon in the British Isles. It wasn’t a terrible flight unless you consider having a baby sleep and cry all through the night on your lap somewhat awful. When they turned on the airplane lights to rouse us, I slurped coffee and managed to shake off the headache. We stepped off the plane to feel the chill of fifty degrees surprise us, though the drizzly rain on the window and gray sky beyond was no surprise. It looks and feels like London. We parked ourselves near the starbucks. Simultaneously, we people watched and Kira watched. I have no idea what the boys did while I slept for two hours with kira sprawled all over the front of me. I felt nearly human after my rest and eager to do some shopping in the London airport! Not that I’ll buy anything, I haven’t got room for a single extra package. I just enjoy the sights and need a little walk.
All of us are taking turns chasing after Kira as she trots down the wide aisles between the seats. Normally she is a smile maker, and for many her charms still work. But there are people who are engrossed in their reading, phone tapping, bad moods, and laptop dilemmas. It seems traveling still brings out the worst in people. (not me, I love this) We are going to get on another plane tonight at Kira’s bedtime and do this all over again, maybe the overnight in a cramped space is something I don’t love so much. But the good news is that when we land the next plane we’ll be “home” in Uganda. I’m getting the look from the boys now that they believe it is my turn so I ought to prepare to step in andtake my turn to chase Kira.