I've landed in the good old U-S-of-A! I have not even seen my family, I am not even in Boston but I can already feel the excitement.
My flight from Hong Kong to JFK was 16 hours. We left on time and luckily I had an aisle seat. This is the second time I have taken this long flight and it truly is the strangest thing. The lights are turned off for almost the entire flight, except during meal times. We had two full meals, a small snack, AND a then an additional bag of snacks. Whenever it was time to eat again, the cabin crew would turn on the lights and make an announcement that we were eating again to help our bodies adjust. I'm not sure all the snacks in the world can make a 12 hour time difference any easier. During this flight, I also found it interesting to peak out the window every once in a while because we flew over the North pole. On the flight to Hong Kong it went from light to dark to light to dark throughout the course of our time flying. After snacks, movies, and naps I had finally landed in New York.
From here, I am taking a flight to Boston. My 4:30 flight has been delayed until 7:55. This is not ideal, but my friends from St. Mike's have been keeping me company. My friends Andrea and Erin read my blog on a regular basis and they both are keeping me company during my long delay by sending me pictures like these:
Above is Izzy, Erin's cat, and below looking a little shy is Chip, Andrea's cat. Although these cats have relatively little to do with my return to America, they are making me more and more excited to get home to see my family and my little pup Bert.
The next few days should be a mix of jet-lag, spending time with my family and friends, and getting reacquainted with being home. I will keep you posted on my re-entry to the states, but now it's time to board!