Thursday, August 14, 2008

dubai at last!!

well folks, i've successfully made through the first part of my journey! i arrived in dubai about an hour ago and am ready for bed! it's a little after 1:00 p.m. at home, but here it's after 10:00 p.m. i've got to get up to catch my 7:30 a.m. flight to kabul in the morning in about 5.5 hours so this is going to be short. i just want you all to know that i've made it and am all in one piece as far as i can tell! anyways, for your amusement, here are a couple of highlights from my journey so far...

-i cried like a baby in the louisville airport saying goodbye to ryan, to the point where the man in the security line behind me asked if i was going off to the military...thankfully i told him "no, i'm just an emotional basket-case"
-mad props to my bladder!! only had to make 4 bathroom breaks during the whole 14 hour flight, and that's really good for me :)
-man snoring so loudly that people were request ear plugs sat just 2 seats away to my right so sleep was difficult
-successfully achieved level 10 on the bejeweled game on the plane's entertainment system - an all time high for me that i'm very proud of!
-got a little turned around in the dubai airport alone but finally made my way to the hotel after a little culture shock from all the different cultures/dress/etc.
-thank goodness for mcdonald's! had a little cheeseburger action once i arrived in dubai
-my hotel room is sweet, and even has a LG LCD tv...i'm guessing a 32", Ryan :)
-i was pumped to find that i could pick-up free wireless, i thought i wasn't gonna have it until kabul
-and now, bedtime!!

good night ladies and gentleman. hope things are going well at home and i'll update you when i can. please pray for safety as i take my first step on Afghan soil tomorrow...

much love~

5 comments:

Jeni said...

Great blog name! YEAH!! I am so excited! Can't wait to read more updates!

Jules said...

Friend!!! I'm so glad you made it at least half way! :)

Susan and I have been missing you at good ole Hands On. We'll have to meet for dinner one night when you come home. When is that, by the way?

Some encouragement: Hebrews 13:5-6
"God has said,
"Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you."So we say with confidence,
"The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid."

LOVE!!!

Anonymous said...

Missing you already! Dad, Stu, and I are praying for you. We will keep Ry busy while you are gone. I'm glad you had a good flight and were able to get some real food. We are so proud of you for doing God's will. We love you Bunches!!
Mom

Anonymous said...

Glad the first part of your trip was successful and that there are McDonalds all over the world so that you don't starve! Called Ryan and read him you blog and he was glad to hear that all went well. Emailed Jody but she hasn't emailed back to say she got it. We are praying for you and hope you are resting well! We love you! Love, Mim

Elizabeth said...

Les!
glad you made it alright! have fun and stay safe! got your text message about seeing Jared in the airport! funny you ran into him! take lots of pictures of yourself in that head gear thing you modeled for us, my little red riding hood!
prayers and love,
EB