Flying over the Atlantic was a breeze. I was a little scared at first because, as you know, there is a large ocean beneath the plane and I have watched too many plane crash type movies for me just to let this feeling pass by. Everything was made worth it tho when the shining beauty of God’s sun revealed itself over the horizon. Wow what light it produces being above the clouds in the first-place. Speaking of clouds again, the neatest thing could be seen from being above them. The clouds made this massive mat below us with stunning cloud mountains that jettisoned out of the mat and into the sky. I wish I could find a clear picture of this. Anywho, I landed in Paris on time and really everything was simple from there. The hardest part of airports is the initial flight. All the ones after that first are easy because you are already passed all the security measures it makes hopping on the next plane a breeze. So that’s what I did, I went from a 747 to an air bus, bot AirFrance planes, and headed to India with a large number of, you guessed it, Indian travelers. This makes for great prep work for my month ahead:)
On my flight over the Atlantic I sat beside a French couple. They were very nice, but my accent (they said I have one, can’t imagine that) prevented us from having normal conversations. They turned out fragmented and I am pretty sure she was only guessing at what I was saying haha. This flight to India the man sitting beside is very nice, speaks English clearly, and would be a very good conversation partner if he wouldn’t have jumped on the movies right away. Also I did not sleep on the flight over the Atlantic. Once I got on this flight tho I barely remember the takeoff because I was going in and out of sleep. I feel refreshed now tho. Still a good ways to go on the flight, but we’ll get there eventually.
When I get to my destination I will be picked by a man named michael who has made me a sign with my name on it and may even awkwardly have flowers. I’m not so sure of this but this is what I’ve been told by the lady in charge in Ohio. Which reminds me, a lot of work has gone into making this trip happen. I owe a lot of gratitude to a lady named Andie Schoofs. She has been behind the scenes answering all of my 400 questions and filling out necessary paperwork and making the required phone calls that I just haven’t had to do and have made the trip possible. Getting back to the driver, I will be Ickes up at the airport and driven 5.5 hours to my final destination. Altogether I will have traveled approximately 10,500 miles and logged in about 20 hours of flying time! To say the least I will enjoy a bed as soon as I find one when I get to the headquarters.
The site to the headquarters is . This is where you may see where I’ll be staying and some of what I’ll be doing