We are home

After 34 hours of travel, 6 airports, 5 flights, 3 states, 3 countries, and an almost missed flight we are finally home! Yes a trip to Honduras should only take 6 hours, but being the financial genius that I am it took a lot longer.

See I wanted to save us some money, so I decided to get a flight to Miami from Cincinnati and then get a separate ticket from Miami to Honduras. The only thing we needed to do was to get our bags in Miami and re-check them. Seems simple enough. Yeah right.

The first part of the plan worked fine. However when we went to check our bags at Copa Air they wanted to know why we only had a one way ticket. So we went through all this questioning. We explained that we were missionaries and that in Honduras we just need to go to the police station every 3 months to renew our visa. Problem number 2 solved. When she went to print out our tickets she relized that there were only 2 . She explained that when people buy tickets on-line the computer fails to issue an infant ticket. So we had to buy Joseph his first ticket. Thank the Lord that we had Some US cash on us. Problem number 3 solved.

We knew that we had a lay over in Panama for 15 hours and we got a room for $16. What a deal. I was so worried that it was going to be a rat hole, but it was very nice and even had air-conditioning. We were able to go and see the Panama Canal it was really pretty. All this and we were still saving money it was great.

At 10 A.M. we flew out of Panama to San Jose, Costa Rica. Our boarding pass said that we would leave from gate 4. So we waited for them to call us. I took Joseph to change him and before I was finished I heard Eric outside calling for me. He said that they were waiting for us at gate 3. The ticketing lady was looking for someone with a stroller. And she found Eric at gate 4. Thank the Lord we made it.

The rest of the trip went great. We got to Tegucigalpa, found our bags, caught a taxi and went home. When we got here I noticed that there were men tearing down the outside wall to our garage, ( They our constructing a tower for a water tank, which will be nice). Dust was every where. The house was musty from being locked up, and we didn´t know if we would have water that eveing, but I was so Happy to be HOME.

By the time it was all said and done I saved $ 150. Was it worth the hassel?? Well lets just say that you can never put a price on adventure. What would you have done??

-- Posted by Hannah

9 comments:

TIMBO2U said...

Glad you all are safely home...have all the boxes arrived yet??? That will be nice to get a routine and to be doing God's will.

Scott said...

Sounds like an interesting trip. The short stay in Panama sounded pretty nice.

Jason said...

Glad to hear you made it home! Thanks for the updates...

Tiffany said...

I would've done it, Hannah!! That sounds awesome!! : ) I love flying so, 1the more flights...the merrier!!I'm glad the lady came looking for you guys and found you at a different gate!!! : ) Love & Miss you all!!

lizzie said...

Awwwee...Hannah, you're such an awesome writer!! Sounds like you had an awesome adventure!! I should have came with you!! :)

Jeanne said...

Aaaah, Hannah,
Your life will never be the same.
You might want to change Eric's name to "Ad", and yours "venture".....

Glad you made it back ok. Have been waiting patiently for the updates.

Thank you for the update and all the pictures. We have been and will be praying for you.

Daryl said...

Enjoyed reading about your adventure! Keep encouraged despite any setbacks that come your way! God bless and keep!