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Monday, March 21, 2011

We are all back in the states

Our early morning flight to New Jersey came way too early. We scrambled to eat breakfast at the hotel so we could be at the airport two hours early. We stood and walked around forever, hitting this check point or that customs place. They actually did customs there in Ireland verses the states. Our flight to New Jersey took off about an hour late. I think it had to do with the weather there or a late arrival. I’m not sure but we were glad to finally board so we could nap. Most of us napped on the flight back and we all either watched movies or played games on the screen in front of us.

We landed in New Jersey late because we took off from Ireland late. We parted ways with Greg and went in search of our new gate. That connecting flight from New Jersey to North Carolina was late taking off too. That was a blessing to the three NC Hyder’s and Lyndell because we all feared we would miss that connection. If I’m not mistaken, Greg’s flight was delayed too.

We landed in North Carolina around 6 pm and went to claim our bags. No bags…go figure. We waited for the next Continental flight to arrive as our bags we promised to have been scanned on that flight. They were. Greg’s bags we also missing. Ugh. Better they lost our bags at the end verses the beginning or the middle of the trip.

We parted ways with Lyndell and Jim at around 8:45 pm. The three NC Hyder’s arrived home at around 10:20 pm. Poor Jeff…he has to go to work tomorrow. I on the other hand will be unpacking and doing laundry for days.

But it will be okay. The trip was the “trip of a lifetime” and I wouldn’t have done it any other way. Thank you again Lyndell!

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