Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Some Pictures

As promised, here are some pictures of the trip. We flew in from Dallas, TX to Sydney, on what I'm told is the world's longest nonstop flight- on the Qantas Airbus 380. A butt-busting 16 hours 55 minutes! Thankfully the girls did OK.
Spent a few days touring the sights of the beautiful city (though I was struck by the high cost of living, something I wasn't expecting).
From there, we flew the 4 hours to Perth to see family, before flying back to the USA 1.5 weeks later (only to get stuck in the airport, but you already knew about that).

What I can't understand is, EWWW. Placenta cream, and for $36??

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Phew. The weeks just rushed by.
We got back to the USA 3 days ago. Barely made it home though; the irony was it took us less time to travel from Australia to the USA, than it did to get back from our port of entry to home.
Thanks to the reliable US airlines. In this case, the wonderful United Airlines.
We wait, and wait and wait.
While watching the sign go from Delayed 5 mins, to 15, to 60, and eventually CANCELLED. All because they were "waiting for a part from the warehouse".
Yea, try having a flight get cancelled at 1045PM, with 2 cranky kids, when you're jetlagged after a 20 hour flight.
Thanks, United Airlines.
And it didn't help that when we did get back, they misplaced our bags, which needed to be delivered the following day.
Anyway, I'm glad we are done with travelling for now. It was wonderful to be able to see mom and dad and my brother's family. To watch the kids interact. Australia and her beaches were also breathtakingly beautiful (and I'm not even referring to the bikini-clad women).
Anyhoo- it was back to work yesterday. And start oncall tomorrow. What fun. Hope you're staying warm, people. For us, it was 20C last week, and -12C today.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Trip Thus Far

We're having a blast so far. Five days in Sydney and now in Western Australia to see family.
More when we return but here's some pictures from the trip so far.