Tuesday, March 16, 2010

hyderabad...

Well, I made it safely to India...barely. My flight out of Kansas City was delayed a couple of hours, so I was literally running through Chicago O'Hare (a la 'home alone') to make my connecting flight. I did make it, but my bag didn't.

The bag was supposed to be delivered to Hyderabad yesterday, but wasn't. Now it is supposed to be sent to Calcutta tomorrow evening so I can pick it up on my brief (very brief) stay in that airport...PRAY FOR MY SUITCASE! I was able to go shopping and have a few extra outfits, but not enough to last for 10,236,273 days or however long it is until I get home.

But, I've been in Hyderabad for the last couple of days, and it's been good. Very busy (though I did have some down time this morning...loooove the down time). And we've been to a few gatherings where we have been the "honored guests": this is nice, but it can be exhausting (literally) to be treated like a celebrity all the time. I'd rather just sit in the back row and watch everyone else.

So, tomorrow we have a few more meetings, then we fly to Calcutta (Kolkata) in the evening where I will RETRIEVE MY BAG and then we will get on a train to...somewhere in Jharkhand.

It's the middle of the night now, and though I'm having a hard time sleeping (hooray jet lag), I should probably try. I really miss everyone, and Kansas City!

(and: phone tweets work! you can view them at http://twitter.com/sarainindia)

bye! pray for my bag!! :)

7 comments:

Mom said...

Sara, so glad to hear from you. Sorry to hear about your suitcase. Praying you will catch up to it at the airport!
Love you, Mom

dad said...

i love you, roux. you will be in my thoughts. keep us posted when you can. do good things my dear and keep safe. your dad

dad said...

Nessie and I have just tasted the most wonderful candy ever. After we left you at KCI, we went to the World Market with a strong candy craving. We even got chocolate bacon-no kidding! It really has bacon in it! We think we will wait to share it with Grandpa very soon. Anyway, back to the best candy. We purchased a piece of pure maple candy shaped like a maple leaf. It tasted like magic toasted marshmallows. It could be one of the three best things we have ever tasted. We have to put it away for now because I need insulin. We both love you and want to share this wonderful stuff with you when you return.
Love Daddy and Nessie

Maureen said...

Ahh, India. Sorry about your bag, I will pray you can collect it in Calcutta. Safe travels, dearie!

Mom said...

Glad you got your suitcase. I love those twitter messages!

Mom said...

Haven't seen a blog or twitter in three days. Hope you are doing okay. Know you are busy working and traveling. Looking forward to hearing from you...Love, Mom

Mom said...

Just realized that not only have we not seen a blog or post since the 17th, I am now not seeing the post that let me know that you had your bag. So I wonder what happened to that one?