24 Hours

We landed in Korea around 4:30 p.m. a few hours ago (Tuesday), which was 3:30 a.m. Eastern Time. We took an hour-and-45-minute bus ride into Seoul and just got settled into our room about a half hour ago (7:30 p.m.), 24 hours after leaving the house.

As we stepped off the plane, I said, “In a sense, it feels like we just got on the plane, but, on the other hand, it was a very long flight (14 hours)!

As long as the trip was, though, it wasn’t as long as the last trip, which took 30 hours, mainly because this time we drove 3.5 hours to Washington Dulles to take a non-stop flight to Korea, rather than making a couple stops (with layovers) last time.

Flying Korean Air was a very positive experience. When we checked in, Joleen and I were given a row of 3 seats, because the flight wasn’t full. That was nice, but it’ll much nicer if they do that on the way home when we have the baby!

We had individual “entertainment centers” on the backs of the seats in front of us, which included news, music, games, movies, etc. We watched three movies during the flight, which helped pass some of the time. Beyond that, service was very good.

Also, just before we left home, we learned that we have an appointment tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. (12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Eastern Time) at the SWS offices where the caseworker will take us to meet our baby girl in her foster home.

I’m hoping to find a way to post photos while we’re here. The PC in our room isn’t cooperating.

Thanks to some very helpful people at the MacNN forum (a *Mac* users forum), I was able to get the PC in our room to cooperate just in time to post our first photo with the baby. I would have brought my laptop (and for a while there I regretting my decision), but we wanted our carry-on items to be as light as possible for the return trip! Anyway, see the added photos from our trip below.

Thanks for all the prayers and comments. It’s bedtime here in Seoul! 🙂

6 thoughts on “24 Hours”

  1. You must be exhausted!!! I tried calling Grandma, she didn’t answer. I assume she is enjoying every minute with Ethan. We have been thinking about you and praying for you. What did you name this little girl?

    In God’s love,

  2. Wow, it is great knowing what is happening half way around the world with you….again.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are sooooo excited for you all.
    Many Blessings,
    Jean and Dave

  3. So glad that you arrived safely! Bet you can’t wait to meet that sweet little girl. Thanks for sharing this journey with us.
    God Bless,

  4. We are thankful that you have arrived safely and can now look forward to meeting your little girl. We thought you were going to have a name by the time you landed!!! We will continue to keep you in prayer and ask the Lord to go before you and prepare the way. Blessings,
    Nancy and Skip

  5. Grandma left message Ethan is doing fine. He was playing the piano. (I still think he is going to be a drummer)
    Enjoy your time with your little girl. Name!!!!!!

    Best to all of you!
    Love, Cookie and Jerry


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