|Tired boys at Dubai airport!|
After 14 hrs, we arrived in New York city. But, alas, there were no bags waiting for us on the carousel! We were bleak when they told us that our bags had not been put onto the flight from Dubai! Anyway, Emirates dealt with it very well and promised that we would get our bags by Saturday lunch time. We then had to take a taxi to a shopping mall to buy some clothes and toiletries for the next 2 days, compliments of Emirates.
|Trying to find out what happened to our luggage?|
|At J.F.K airport in New York|
We then caught a flight to Rochester after a nine hr wait in New York city. The flight was quick, just over an hour. By this time the boys were struggling to keep awake and even at the J.F.K airport, they were catching quick naps between customs, waiting in ques, wherever they could find somewhere to sleep. I reminded them that that was why I had told them to sleep on the plane and to not watch so many movies!! Hopefully, they have learnt a lesson for next time?!
We arrived in Rochester at 12:30am. The holiday Inn shuttle was waiting for us and took us to the hotel which was only 5 minutes away. We had a quick bath and eventually fell asleep at about 1:30am. We had a really good sleep and felt refreshed by the morning.
We were so excited to finally meet our friends - the Miller family! Linda arrived with 3 of her 5 children to collect us and to show us the way to their house in New York state. This was such a high light for me and a dream come true. Linda has been my special "cyberspace friend" for about 5 years and we have always wanted to meet one another. We met on a South African home schooling site and she has been such an encouragement to me regarding home schooling, parenting and spiritual encouragement.
|View from our bedroom - no snow|
This is the our view from Abigails bedroom. We have had NO SNOW since we arrived but we have been praying for snow since we arrived so we can go skiing this week?
|I couldn't believe the car was covered in snow so quickly!|
|View from the front porch|
I will send photos of the rest of the Miller family next time!