Wednesday, May 05, 2004

For those of you checking our blog, congrats! You will be among the first to know what is going on in our lives. Now that both of you who are reading this know that, I will continue on with the update.

Matt and I found out last week that there was a possibility for us to leave this week. Our visas came, which meant if all the information on them was correct, we could leave. Most of the information on them was correct. The only problem was it was not the kind of visa we had applied for. We are going anyway. When we get to Manado, the school will sort it out.

That brings me to my next point. Early tomorrow morning, before the roosters crow, we will be on our way to the airport in Little Rock to begin our 40+ hour journey. We will fly from Little Rock to Dallas to San Francisco to Singapore to Manado.

The next glitch in our plan came when we received an e-mail from the hotel in the Singapore airport where we have a nine hour layover. We had requested a reservation in one of their nice rooms, but alas, there was no room in the inn. We contacted our ever-patient travel agent to see if there were other options and eventually (after much research) decided to sleep in the airport like all good travellers. There are armed guards in Singapore's airport, ready to protect the innocent sleeper.

So tomorrow morning, on the national day of prayer, we will begin our journey to the other side of the world. We hope that the glitches are few, but those generally just add to the adventure.

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