"Home again, home again, jiggity jig . . ."
May 15, 2009
May 29, 2009
I want to thank Gyongyi and her family and friends for an unforgettable two weeks. It was an opportunity that I will treasure for a lifetime and memories that I will cherish. Dorina, thanks for all of the help with the blog. I hope those of you reading this enjoyed it half as much as I did writing it. Thanks to all who commented and kept in touch. Love to all.
I said goodbye to Gyongyi's mother and Dorina before we left the house. I am ready to go home, but it was an emotional parting. I have had such a good time and met such wonderful new people, it is with mixed feelings that I leave. We arrived at Schipol Airport at about 8:15 and I had to queue up (get in line) in order to get my boarding pass. Gyongyi stayed with me as long as she could and then we said good-bye (tearfully). She was such a good hostess and become such a good friend that it was difficult to say goodbye. Hopefully, we can get together again someday, but one never knows what life holds. I was forced to fly Economy class this time (ha), but it all went very well. I was able to sleep quite a bit on the ten-hour flight to Atlanta. I watched a movie, read, played Soduku and talked with my seat mate. When I arrived in Atlanta, things went very smoothly: I got through customs without a hitch, made it through the security check with flying colors and found my transfer gate easily. I had about an hour to wait before my connecting flight took off. The flight from Atlanta to Evansville took about an hour and a half. It was so good to see John waiting for me at the gate. I really missed him and everyone. He had cleaned the house, cleaned the car and had steaks laid out to grill for dinner. I was exhausted, but amazingly enough, still able to eat. I went to bed about 8:00 Friday night and 7:00 Saturday night.