If you ask me what my definition of heaven versus hell is, I can tell you for sure what Hell is…going through the airport security in Israel! Thanks to a single, white, female some time ago who was contracted to do some damage in the Tel Aviv Airport, now we are all suspicious to them. I mean really, do I look like I could cause harm to anyone???
Needless to say, every time I come and go I get the third degree…no, chalk that…the 100th degree. (They even took everything out of my suitcase and checked each item one-by-one) Yesterday was no exception, and I will only say I am glad I finally made it out of there alive and didn’t miss my flight (which almost happened). Please pray for me when I return. I don’t know how much more of this I can take!
Here I go again, trying to fit my life into 2 pieces of 50 lb suitcases….impossible! I get sooo annoyed with the luggage requirements, especially with international travel. I have packed and re-packed, trying to fit as much as I can. There’s only so much you can do without pulling your hair out. I just have to leave certain items behind
I leave this afternoon, and will arrive in Tel Aviv tomorrow evening. Lots of airport madness and sleep- deprived hours ahead.
I made it home, safe and sound! The 20 hour flight from Africa was PACKED, so not much sleep occurred. When I got to Atlanta 2 friends of mine, Reggie and LV, picked me up and we hung out at Starbucks in the city. It was so great to get out of the airport and spend time with them (even though it was brief). My flight from Atlanta to Detroit was only 1 1/2 hours long, which seemed like a blink of an eye compared to the Africa one.
My sister picked me up in Detroit and we came home to my entire family waiting for me. YES, my entire family, even my youngest sister, Bec. We had a cookout, played Movie Scene It; and I was soooo ready for bed after that.
Its a bit surreal being back home, and I sorta feel a bit out of place. I am adjusting to life back in America…but that will have to be a whole separate blog.
Thanks so much for all your prayers while I was traveling! Its good to be back
Yeah! Finally, another survey… In honor of traveling home and the fact that I won’t have internet for a couple of days, I am giving you time to get your votes in. This one is for all you international travelers (and if you haven’t traveled internationally, then domestic travelers) to put in your 2 cents.
So, one of my favorite airport experiences is when you finally get through customs and you are walking through the airport and smell the wonderous, Cinnabon. Mmmmm, my mouth is watering already. I have been in a lot of airports, all over, but there is nothing like getting back to the States to have a Starbucks coffee and a Cinnabon. Then you know you’re back to the land of fast foods!
Tell me… what is the one thing in the airport that you look forward to when you finally reach home after traveling? Vote! Vote! Vote! (sleep doesn’t count…we all look forward to that)