Tuesday, March 4, 2008

en route... Dubai

Reporter Amy here, from the plane. 8428 km from JFK (how far is that anyway?) to Dubai

What do we currently know about Dubai? Well, one things for sure … it’s really far away. The good news is that we were wrong … the flight from JFK to Dubai is only 12.5 hours (not the 14 we thought).
The girls have been amazing. Kendalyn stayed up for a while last night, watching movies (she had her choice of 100’s via the screen on the seat in front of her) … ate some dinner, then slept for about 7 or 8 hours. Sasha, on the other hand, was asleep within minutes of taking off (it was 11 pm) and just woke up now to watch a movie. Regretfully, I was unable to find Sleeping Beauty, but they did have Cinderella. J
I’m starting to worry about how this flight will be with a baby. I guess it’s too late for that now, eh? J
The food’s been great … last night it was a big spicy for me, but I just gave some of mine to Pete. The girls had kid meals, which was great. Chicken nugget, mashed potatoes, veggies. We had a snack sometime in the middle of the night (what do you call that) … sandwiches, fruit. There is a brunch before we land … that should be soon.
When we land in Dubai it will be 8pm their time. I’m hoping that since we didn’t have much sleep (Pete and I are arguing about who got less), then we’ll be able to go right to bed even with the time zone difference. Strange thinking we missed half a day basically. We sort of just skipped over it I guess.
A huge thank you to all our friends and family who were a part of our going away surprise fundraiser event Sunday night. Seriously, we were surprised. We knew something was up maybe 45 minutes before, but we had no idea at what it would be … or how amazing it would be.
We love CT. We love our church (www.ctehbc.com). We love our friends. Thank you for all the hard work and time you put into our event. You have blessed us beyond measure … words cannot even say how loved we felt. We miss you already and can’t wait to see all of you on Easter Sunday.
Thanks mom and dad (Zipf and Westcoat) for coming out … we both have amazing famlies and would never be on this plane without them behind us.
I have watched all the flight episodes of Grey’s Anatomy (season 1, I think … it was fun to flash back) … so now I’m off to see what other mindless show I can use to fill my way over tired mind for the next 2 hours. 10.5 hours down. The rest should be easy, right?
Until next time …

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