Here it is! The final blog post. Jet lag sucks, but I am finally home! I just wanted to put up some pictures and relay the story of the epic plane journey....ugh.
So here's Osaka and Kyoto, Tokyo Disney Sea, Tokyo Disneyland, and Tokyo in general with my family. Yay!
So the journey home...the plane ride back, 12.5 hours because we were flying in the jetstream, wasn't that bad...a little turbulent, but not really bad. I can't sleep on planes, so I wanted 5.5 movies instead. I watched Men of Valor, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Up in the Air, The Vow, Megamind, and half of Stardust before my eyes started to feel like they were falling out of their sockets. Unfortunately, there was still about an hour and a half at that point, so I restlessly tried to be comfortable for the remainder? Blah.
What was bad though was we had some kind of luggage packing problem before we left, so we left an hour later than we were supposed so, and because we were arriving in JFK this was a problem. It was a saving grace they didn't take our checked bags to put on the Columbus plane (somehow we didn't get checked in properly in Japan because we had two different bookings, so we had to wait in line again and stuff) because even if they did check us in properly we never would have made it through the ridiculous security and all the shenanigans to get to the plane. So we moved to a later, 7:15 plane (which the desk lady made it sound like she was doing us a huge favor by doing for free, because apparently an international flight being delayed has nothing to do with Delta and technically we should be paying a fee....ugh) and got some food and sat (I napped a bit) at the gate....
Then they announced they moved the gate, but luckily it was very nearby...although we didn't board until after the time we were supposed to take off anyway, idiot airport...
And then we were double-parked by a different airplane and then we were 16th in line to fly out, so we had to wait another half hour on that tarmac....
Then, when we arrived in Columbus, we had to wait another 10 minutes for an open gate (luckily, the flight attendant was the nicest flight attendant ever)...
THEN, when we got to the hotel, and walked up to our room, there was a do not disturb sign in the door. Mom and I heard movement inside.
So an adventure, as usual, but what an end right? I'm home!
Thank you all very much for reading my blog, I hope you enjoyed it!
Or the beginning?