Sunday, May 22, 2011
No, this isn't about weight loss, healthy eating, exercise, or anything like that. This is about my trip HOME.
I am living overseas with my husband, (we are NOT US military in any way, shape or form nor are we related to any one who is), we are just American civilians who live/work outside the USA.
Today I begin my 7,000 mile, 12 hour nonstop trans-Atlantic journey home for my 4 month attitude adjustment and retail therapy.
I got up at 7AM local time Sunday morning, equivalent to midnight Saturday/Sunday New Hampshire time. I will leave for the airport around 10PM since it can take upwards of an hour to check in and get through immigration here.
My flight leaves at 03:10AM which is equivalent to 8:10PM New Hampshire time. They serve a full meal about an hour or so after take off (I am NOT flying any American air carrier) then hopefully I can sleep for a few hours if there aren't too many screaming, un-disciplined, ill mannered brats on the flight, I am flying sardine class so hopefully it won't be full either.
The flight touches down on American soil around 9:10AM Monday morning after flying across 7 timezones.
I then have a 3 hour layover to my next destination where upon arrival I hope to catch a bus as soon as I arrive, If not, I may have to wait another hour.
Then it's a 2 hour bus ride to the bus station where hopefully a family member will be waiting to drive me the rest of the 2 hour trip home.
I am hoping to be home not later than 8PM, so all in all, it's a 40+ hour "day" for me. I will most likely fall asleep while sitting enjoying being home and chatting with my kids which will suck. Then again I will probably be wide awake at 4AM Tuesday morning.
It takes about a week to get my time straightened out. My son and grandson will be staying with me for a week when I get home so I will someone to keep me awake.
Hopefully an airport along the way will have wifi so I can log in to SparkPeople, spin the wheel and read an article or two so I don't lose my 584 day log in streak.
As of right now, 25 hours until I am in the REAL WORLD!