Bags are packed and now in the hands of United Airlines. Twenty bright yellow shirts arrived at SeaTac airport at 9:30 on Tuesday night, bags in hand (and on wheels). It's pretty amazing to realize we're on our way considering the planning has been underway for more than a year.
It is quite certain, though, that we are in good hands. Consider the five extra bags we're carrying with us filled with books and games and toys and some clothing items. A little bit of everything, according to Judy. Even ten bottles of Desitin because the rain has created a bit of a problem with diaper rash (with some of the babies at the ranch, not with anyone in the group!).
Roger packed them, giving us one that was, he said, 49 pounds (check-in limit is 50
lbs.). And he was right... to the tenth of a pound. Pretty impressive. Another did come in at 50.5 lbs, but they took it anyway. Of course, if you've been privileged to see the burst of emails over the last few days, polishing off last minute details, you wouldn't be surprised at how smoothly things have gone getting us through security. We’re now waiting for our flight, which is late. Too bad we couldn’t put Roger and Judy in charge of the weather, too!
Assuming all goes well, we’ll get to Houston in time to catch a 9am departure to Tegucigalpa and have wheels on the ground there right around 11am. Right now we’ve taken over a quiet gate N1 at SeaTac – a sea of yellow shirts scattered on chairs and on the floor. Coloring, exploring, and generally having a good time. Keep us in your prayers and we’ll do our best to keep you posted.