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We’re not in Kansas anymore…….

January 27, 2009

Thanks for all of your prayers and good wishes – we have landed in Delhi – and, yes, the cats are here too. No one spelled their name for us and everyone was very helpful. YAHOO!

We have literally been traveling for more than 24 hours – so this will be short.

We arrived at 3am Delhi time so it is dark right now. Our drive was uneventful. Apparently you don’t have to stop at every red light – good to know. I am not clear how you decide which ones actually mean stop. But – luckily that is not my job.

My first (in the dark) thoughts are that it felt very much like going to a beach town as a college student on spring break. You know you have a place to stay – but which one will it actually be remains a mystery. Crossing fingers is your best bet. Hoping not the first ten you see – because – yikes. But it turns out we are in a gated community with several watch men in boxes. It will be a big change but we’re ready to experience India. But right now, we’re just ready for sleep.

Flower asked if she can have Fruity Pebbles in the morning – good luck with that. 😎

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2009 9:03 am

    My husband uses our traffic lights the exact same way. He thinks that because he’s out working at 3 AM that stop signs and red lights don’t apply to him. He would be very happy there!

    Glad you survived that trip. You are a better woman than I!!!

  2. January 28, 2009 7:59 pm

    Happy to hear you’re there safe and sound…wow, are you in for the adventure of a lifetime. I envy you!

    • January 28, 2009 11:01 pm

      Loco – I was thinking of you yesterday. It is certainly an adventure – we are lucky to be able to do it.

  3. Mary permalink
    January 28, 2009 12:07 pm

    So glad you are there safe and sound, with kitties and luggage to boot! Enjoy the newest of your life, I read a poem one time that has stuck with me and keeps coming to mind whenever I think of you and this amazing adventure…basically saying the wonder of new places is not so much experiencing all it has to offer, but rather experiencing who you become in that new place. It’s exciting to find new parts of ourselves when we experience new things. Enjoy the journey!

  4. Janet Clark permalink
    January 28, 2009 9:26 am

    Hey E – glad to hear you’ve arrived safely. I am sure you’re exhausted and excited and still trying to figure out what is what. Love reading your blog to keep up with your adventures. On the other hand, I’ll probably keep expecting to run into you in the halls or the cafeteria at LC this week or next. Won’t be the same without you. We are enjoying a Snow Day (or should I say an Ice Day). Nothing like a 2 day school week. I’m sure the kids could get used to this!

  5. January 28, 2009 6:36 am

    SO glad to hear you made it there in one piece! I’m sure it will be an interesting experience, getting used to the difference in culture and living situations, but it will definitely be one to remember!

  6. poupee97 permalink
    January 28, 2009 4:46 am

    Welcome to India. And good luck figuring out the traffic light system (or, in fact, any traffic system) – I’ve spent all 35 years of my here, and not gotten anywhere with that…:-)

  7. January 27, 2009 10:45 pm

    Glad everyone made it safe and sound. Spoke with your dad earlier and they are in HH safe as well. Will have dinner with them later in the week so I can see if their eyes are still red-rimmed and swollen.

  8. January 27, 2009 9:59 pm

    So glad that you arrived safely. Good luck with your first real day in your new life.

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