Woman on the verge at JFK...to Vietnam
|Afternoon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
The day before, Day One...
I am sitting in the lounge at JFK airport, preparing myself for our new adventure. It has been nearly a year in the making which has it's blessings and also it's frustrations, the long goodbye can be exhausting for all.
I am happy to get the show on the road.... saying that, the show nearly took a backwards step when we checked in this morning. As I saddled up to the check in desk seven extra large bags of luggage and passed over our passports I was greeted with a 'your Vietnam visas have expired'.
My first thought went to my luggage, I had no intention of dragging that back anywhere. My second thought went to my mother-in-law, whose home we had just left and the thought of her greeting us again. I then had a quick reality check and got my act together. USA passports, Australian passports, UK visas...they all came out with me in state of near hysteria. I thought of all those emails flyng back and forth these past months, getting all the paperwork in order. Those visas had to be somewhere.
Why I had not thought to look at them before we left the house was another matter. Of course, I was blurting all these thoughts out loud as I did my mad search. People around me were looking at me with curiosity. If ever there were a woman who was on the verge..it was me at 8:00am this morning at the Cathay Pacific check in desk.
It took a calm 18 year old to take matters in hand. Miss Claire to the rescue...she found them in our Australian passports. Sometimes I wonder how I make it through the day! I blame it on the kayaking
this past week...I think it was too relaxing. :)
With that thought in mind, I sign off from JFK airport...our flight awaits.
Wishing one and all a wonderful week ahead...wherever you may be... :)
|Bike love in Hoi An, Vietnam|