Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Some Video of our Trip

We're back now, after a harrowing 24 hours of travel. At first I was excited because we only had one stop in Chicago, but what a stop it ended up being! We got there and settled in for a 5 (!) hour layover, watching CNN and munching popcorn. Lo and behold, on the news is Chicago's O'Hare airport with 400 flights canceled. I shifted nervously in my seat and said, "Babe, we'd better check the flight board again." Sure enough, over the next 9 hours, our flight changed times and gates over and over. Then, when the plane was ready, there was lightning. We ended up lifting off at midnight. So, yeah, I'm tired.
But, I've had fun going over our pictures and video. Here are a few short video clips we took. Check out the Baltic Sea, downtown Warsaw, me butchering the job of rolling out pierogi dough, and the view from a tower in Sandomierz.
Besides traveling the world, I've been doing some reading. My husband and I read this book out loud together.
We loved it. I was prepared not to, because I didn't like the vampire book. I know, I just offended most of you, but I really didn't like it. This was a great, fun and exciting book. Every moment when my husband was at work and we weren't reading, half my brain was still in a cave in the desert.
So, Host was great, but this one was one of the best books I've ever read. This one, I didn't just read, I soaked it into my very cells. I read it twice on my trip, and then I came home and bought it, and the other two she's written. Because I can't live without it. One of the things that really struck me about this story was the wonderful way the author dealt with intimacy in marriage. Beautiful. I finished it for the first time on a five hour train ride, and if I hadn't been in a compartment full of strangers, I would have been bawling my eyes out. Just thinking about it now makes me want to cry....Sniff.
I still have an illustrated cooking lesson direct from Anna's kitchen and tons more to share, but that'll have to come later because I have this mountain of laundry you wouldn't believe!


fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

Thank you for coming home. I am so happy!

Hey- speaking of cooking- Jodi has a great recipe on her blog.

Lee said...

Glad you are home! Sounds like a fun trip. I finished The Host last night! I would have come to visit you at the airport had I known.

Anonymous said...

I was surprised to see Meyer's book at Farwest bookstore.

Personally, after reading the original by Bram Stoker, I have a hard time reading anything else about vampires.

Jodi said...

Welcome back! Wow! What an awesome trip that must have been. Can't wait for more photos and stories! It's so cool to experience the world even if it's through someone else!

I am now reading Twilight....half way through. And so, I can't judge yet if I am going to like how it turns out. But I can NOT wait to read 'These is my Words'...sounds so good!

Home of the Muddy Kids said...

I have also heard that the second book is really good. I'm glad you're home safe and sound...minus the laundry of course. Sounds like you had a really good time.

Jenn said...

I think it's hilarious that you are so used to sudden "aaahhhhhh!"s that you hardly noticed in Warsaw! That looks like a lot of fun. Call me when you crash from lack of sleep yet your kids still keep going.

Abby said...

Looks like I'm going to be getting some new books. I need something to read. I'll be having lunch hours and you know that leaves me thinking "What on earth am I going to do with all that time! I mean it takes like 5 minutes to eat a sandwich" . . . so I need some books.