Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I like to stop at the duty free shop

Greetings from San Francisco! For as much as I was dreading the flight from Boise to San Francisco it was actually SO easy! I'm claustrophobic on airplanes, especially small ones, but somehow we got lucky enough to get the front row seats right by the exit door. From where I was sitting I couldn't really see what was happening on the rest of the plane and ignorance is bliss on airplanes as far as I'm concerned! The flight felt SUPER short! We took off, drank ginger ale, put our seats back in the upright position and landed. Best flight ever.

We have a fairly long layover in San Francisco so we've been hanging out here for a while. We ate terriaki chicken, I discovered the joys of duty free shoppping and we've had a good time wandering around. I'm properly medicated and feeling pretty mellow at the moment. Mellow is good. :)

In about an hour we're going to get ready to board the plane for the long flight to Seoul. I'm not actually sure how long the flight is, but I think it's around 12 hours. I'm planning to watch movies, read a book and hopefully manage to sleep for a bit!

When we get to Seoul there will be a van from the adoption agency waiting to take us to our hotel. When we get there we're going to call my Korean friend and she's coming to take us out to dinner. Then we''ll go to bed, get up the next morning and go meet Clarissa!!

I'll update again when I get to Korea. Holy crap, we're going to KOREA!!!! :) :) :)

30 comments:

Kaylene said...

YAY!!!! What did you get at the Duty Free Shop?

Kaylene said...

Oh and I'm curious how many gigs of CF's did you bring? I bet more than you'll ever need, LOL, that's something I go overboard on.

Trying to be a WAHM said...

I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to hear more...

Lisa said...

I've been following your adoption journey since the "old babycenter" never made it to the new site, but I check your blog daily. I am so thrilled for you and will be praying for a safe flight, a great time in Korea, and a smooth transition as Clarissa becomes a part of your family.

Beck said...

wahoo! I bet you just flew right over me! lol. I have to say, I giggled a bit when I read that last time "holy crap I am going to Korea" lol. I can't believe that you will have that baby girl in your arms in just a matter of a day!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am just so happy for you all!

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Our Family said...

I am a lurker on BBC Canada, and I am just so excited that you are going to go get Clarissa! Prayers for a safe trip!

Jessica

Coffeegrl said...

Yay Wendy! Keep us posted!

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KrisJ said...

WOOHOO!! I hope this long flight is easy too!!!

Cara said...

I can't wait to hear that you made it safely in Korea! Praying for that everything goes smoothly and can't wait too meet Clarissa.

Clem said...

I read your blog daily as well. Can't wait to read about your first meeting with Clarissa!

Lori said...

I can't believe it's really happening! You are on your way to get your baby RIGHT NOW!!! I'll be obsessively checking your blog for any updates!

Rebecca said...

I have chills thinking you are on your way!

Good luck!

Liz said...

Whooo hooooo! I've got chills down my spine for you!!

Tracie said...

You have no idea how much I envy you... and how excited I am to see you meet Clarissa!!!

~April~ said...

AHHHHHH! Awesome!!!

April*AKBD* said...

You should be almost there by now!! What is the time difference? I'm so excited!! Can't wait to see pics!

CindyHindy said...

I also am from the old BBC and read your blog every morning when I get to work. I'm so excited for you and am wishing you the best on your journey to pick up your beautiful little girl :-)

Red Aries said...

Also from old BBC here, so excited for you! (and if you remember me, I'm still trying to convince the husband to move to Idaho/WY, maybe he finishes his degree next year).


Yay for Korea!!

Jen said...

WOOO HOOO you're almost to Clarissa!!!!!

Beck said...

So you are in Korea.....Hopefully getting some sleep, and then in just a matter of hours, you will have your baby girl in your arms!!!!!!

Amy said...

Yay!

Also... I am very intrigued to know your statcounter's stats for the past few days! We're all on the edge of our seats!

MaMeex5 said...

According to google it's 8:08 on Friday, the day you are suppose to meet your wonderful daughter. I hope today is better than you even imagined.

Add me to the list of frequent checkers to see if there is a Clarissa update.

Owen's Mom said...

I've been checking all day to see if there is an update! SO excited for you.

Lynnette said...

I can't wait! I am so happy for you & your sweet family!

Misty said...

Oh Wendy! I'm so excited for you..I think it's about 12:30pm Friday time for you! Wonder how everything is going..I think you've met your beautiful baby girl by now! Can't wait to hear more!! :) Waiting!

Beck said...

Just curious, how many of you have checked more then 20 times today ;) I am guilty.

Wendy, I bet you are kissing those cubby little cheeks and listening to her giggle.

My5Blessings said...

Wendy, I was thinking of you all day yesterday and wondering how you were doing...

WOW, I didn't realize that Seoul is 13 hours ahead of us (EST). So you have met you sweet baby girl and you are probably walking back to your hotel on cloud 9!!!

Update girl we are all waiting on on edge of our seats to see Clarissa and hear how it went!!!

Michelle

Kara said...

I hope you are having a great time - I too can't wait to hear how your first visit with Clarissa went!!!