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Trip entry number 20 (final)


Wednesday, March 17, 2010 – Santiago, Chile

Mom went down for coffee and a smoke about 8am. Then I got up and we went down for breakfast. Karen came in and returned my book (Consequences). We met the judges and Mom gave Gordon a hug and he lit up like a Christmas tree. She also hugged Pamela, and then went out for a smoke and sat with Louise. Mom and I played cards in the bar and had our lunch there. We checked out of our room and Mom paid the bill. Pamela and Mom had just lit cigarettes when we had to load the bus. Lisette played Chilean music CDs for us and talked until we got to the airport. What chaos! Mom was getting very upset with PEOPLE. We finally, after waiting with Karen and Audrey, got on the plane where Mom calmed down. Beelee and Shubert pushed ahead of everybody and have been doing that all along. We got customs forms. Nancy filled them out. After we finally got settled in Air Canada served us supper which was edible and we got ready to have a rest. Neither of us got much rest.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 – in transit and at home

A little after 4:00am, the crew started breakfast service. Service was good—food wasn’t. We got to Toronto where Karen and I took charge of our wheelchairs and moved us through Immigration and Customs and on to our next flight HOME. Mom was seated next to Shubert and Beelee. There were empty seats so we asked the flight attendant if we could move to sit together and we did.

When we arrived at Ottawa Airport along with wheelchairs was “MOM’S WALKER” so she left the wheelchair and we went and collected our luggage. We said all our goodbyes with hugs and kisses and there was my sister-in-law waiting to load us up and head out. We were home (Mom’s apartment) before 10am. I called Randy to let him know I was back and would wait for him to pick me up after work. Having not slept on the plane, Mom and I decided to sleep for a while.

The snow is gone and it’s a beautiful spring day.


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I know I didn't respond to every entry, but I really enjoyed reading about your trip! :-) After everything you went through, I was glad to see that your journey home was pretty routine and lacking in excitement. *g*

Now...when are you going to post some pictures? ;-)
Thank you for wading through so much text. A lot more happened, but I listed only the highlights because I didn't want to bore anyone.

Pictures will be coming. Life is just really hectic and I took a lot of pictures (>1,000). I'll be home for a few days after tomorrow's surgery, so maybe I'll be able to do something then.

Edited at 2010-04-11 09:01 pm (UTC)
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