Up at 4:40 for some coffee & to look at the sleeping family. Hmm. Peaceful. They look so cute when they're asleep, too. Being away from family is the hardest part of this trip, & its never more difficult than the last night before leaving. The morning departure looms, the unknowns of the 13 day voyage & separation lurk. All we want to do is & be with each other & hang out in our cubby sitting on the couch with a glass of red at the end of the day... it is one of the sweetest things in life. Actually reminds me of when theBean & I were dating. Minus the red, of course, as theBean was only 17 at the time. And I said, "Whoooaaahhh!"
The ticket I'm flying on is a 'free' ticket, in that I used my airmiles to get the ticket - which means 3 legs to the trip - Reno to Denver to Chicago to Frankfurt. But with the price of airtravel (& considering how long it takes to walk to Germany,) I'll take the inconvenience as a challenge, & enjoy free wifi in 2 airports, snarf a couple of Mickey D's double-cheeseburgers (the breakfast of champions. And lunch. And dinner today,) & then sleep fitfully for 5 or more hours on the last flight - pray for scoey to sleep well, & to dream of what is right now unknown...
When I get home, Thanksgiving will be right around the corner. That means ribs are coming! Woohoo.
I spent the last 90 minutes walking - throughout the B concourse in the Denver airport, stopping only for nature's call & a cup of Verona. Nice. I'm going to go walk some more, as sitting for 12 hours on planes is a great way to get your body cramped up.
I'll post when I can - thanks for your prayers.