Monday, May 24, 2010
Well, I have arrived in my home for the next two years, Gosford, Australia! I left from OKC on Saturday night at 7:45 to LAX. (One of the Thunder players was on my flight. James Hardin??? Can't remember his name, but he is the really young one with the bushy beard. Kind of random because Jeff Green was just on my flight from Dallas to OKC this past Sunday.) Anyway, made it into LA and had to check in and go through security again. That is a HUGE airport! I think it may be bigger than London. At least it sure seemed to be. The timing worked out great because by the time I made it over to the international terminal, checked in and went through security again, it was almost time to board the plane. I really lucked out, because I was near the front of the plane where there weren't a lot of people, so it wasn't as loud as it could've been. I was able to get probably 7-8 hours of sleep on the flight into Nadi, Fiji. Unfortunately, I had about a 4 hour layover in Fiji...just long enough to not be able to leave the airport. It was a nice view from the terminal, though. Very muggy. I made it into Sydney after another 4 and a half hour flight. Jenny Gray, Kent and Nancy Hartman and Chris Payne were waiting at the airport for me. It was easy to get through customs and I lucked out because I was near the front of the plane for this flight, too! I got off easily, made it through customs and then my bags were the first to come onto the conveyor belt! Chris drove Jenny and I back to her place in Gosford (about an hour and a half drive from the airport in Sydney). We arrived back around 2:30 or 3ish this afternoon. I immediately showered (yay!) and then a few of the young people came over. Jenny headed back into Sydney to meet with a group who are planning a women's retreat for June and I am here at her flat. I am going to try to stay up until 7:30 pm (4:30 am Central time Monday morning in US). That is my goal. Ha! I am ready to get to bed and it's only 6 pm! It is already dark outside here, so it is making it hard to stay awake. It is pretty chilly here, but not too bad. Just the beginnings of winter. Well, off to see if I can get organized in my room at Jenny's for the week!