Those who read my personal blog and follow me on Facebook and Twitter would have already known that we have touched down safely in Marlborough, Massachusetts, in the United States. This would be our home for the next several months.
I still can’t believe we’re here though. There were many obstacles along the way which we had to overcome, tired though we may be; but we eventually did.
Well, first of all, the packing and shipping was a big rush given the short timeframe, so undeniably, there were many late nights, with insufficient sleep. Our flight out from Penang to Hong Kong on November 17th was at 7:40a.m. in the morning, and we were expecting our cab to arrive at 6:00a.m. With the last minute packup and check of our home before we left, we had to wake up at the ungodly hour of 4:00a.m.! I only went to bed at close to 2:00a.m.
Well, we made it to the airport on time though – and although the check-in officer took a LOOOOOOOONG time to get our boarding passes ready, we boarded on time and were well on our way to Hong Kong.
Our first connection to Hong Kong was a relatively short one, and the kids were not tired at all initially. Hannah fell asleep towards the end of that flight, but only for a while. The child’s meal served to the kids were excellent, way better than the adults’; in fact a little too much for little tummies to handle.
We only had about 2 hours before our next flight out from Hong Kong to San Francisco, and that precious time was cut short because there were some issues at the transfer counter (we stopped by to request for seats together on our US domestic flights, but wasted time there because the Hong Kong staff could not do anything about it), and also some delays at the security checkpoint.
Long story short, when we arrived at the airport lounge, we only had very little time to relax. However, we still managed to take quick showers (very glad we did because it was invigorating, and we definitely needed that for the next long-haul flight).