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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Detroit Dilemma

When I saw our itinerary that the Korean lady arranged for us, I knew right away that we will have a problem catching our connecting flight to Detroit. The time frame was very short to do the claiming if the luggages and checking in at the custom. The plane that we flew from Japan to Detroit was a big one (with two story) so claiming the luggages was a pain because there were lots of passengers. So by the time we got our stuff, our connecting flight already took off. We were rescheduled an hour later. While we're waiting, we had a chance to take some photos.
Even thought the kids got some sleep from our long flight from Japan to Detroit, their bodies are sore and tired. So they were a little restless when we were waiting for our flight to Pittsburgh.

Nevertheless, EJ gave us a smile in this photo.
But here, he became serious again lol.

EJ love this undersea-like part of the Detroit airport.

I feel bad for my sister and her son-in-law because they came to the airport very early but out flight got delayed. Thanks Chris and Jim for fetching us out from the airport.

Have a nice day everyone and thanks for visiting.

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Bonnie Bonsai said...

Nothing can beat a family memoir like this one. And the kids are marvelous. They handled the flight and the whole journey by the look of it. Good that they did not let tiredness got in the way and still able to smile in front of the camera. Lovely post for OWM.

Thanks for the visit. Much appreciated.

BTW, I did find it a problem when it comes to claiming luggage at the airport there. Unfortunately, the service was seemly unsystematic, so I missed a connecting flight from SF to Wash DC I ended up arriving in my destination at 1am! One o'clock in the morning for a lady stranger like me!

Well, it was still a memorable experience!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Ohh, poor kids. But anyway, I am glad that you made it safe. Welcome back to USA. :)

anne said...

im glad you had a safe trip even your trip was delayed, send my regards to rose. and oh advance merry christmas!

Ailee Verzosa said...

good thing you are all safe... have a nice week!

MsRay said...

I love the "tunnel" photo (second to the last one).

Welcome back to the US!

Dhemz said...

welcome back guys!...oh my...am sure the kids were pretty exhausted from the long flight...glad you guys came home safe....:)

thanks for sharing the photos.

Clarissa said...

I'm glad you and your family are safe and the kids did a smile even when tired.

Great to be back again here,Mr.Joops!!

Arlene said...

sorry to hear of the missed connecting flight sked but good to know you all arrived safe and sound.

welcome back to your original home!

the boy's smile is cute...so cute of him to smile even though he is obviously tired. :)

Hazel said...

Short times between connecting flights always make me nervous. It's great you were rescheduled, and EJ even managed a smile. And Rylie, the little lady like always :) And ah... there's the auntie at the airport. You're home at last! Happy holidays!

Knitty said...

I'm very familiar with that airport. It is huge and while I've never made a connecting flight there (it is my departure and arrival destination), I imagine it can be a harrowing experience.

That colorful tunnel (passage) is the best part of the airport. :)

SmilingSally said...

It's so hard to travel with children, and you had an especially long journey, along with delays! sigh. At least you and your family are HOME. I hope that you'll be happy and settled before too long. Happy Blue Monday, John.

Karen said...

What a long, long, flight! I'm not sure I could manage a smile after all that! Your children are very lucky they get to see and experience so much!

Happy Blue Monday!

Chris said...

glad you are back home safe!

gengen said...

It looks great trip. Happy blue Monday.

Mary said...

Welcome back. I'm sure it will be wonderful to spend the holidays with family. Have a great Blue Monday.

Tita Beng said...

It sure was an exhausting flight for the family especially for the kids. But I'm glad you arrived safe and sound. Excited to see new photos in your permanent abode.

Have a nice week ahead!

Bambie dear ★ said...

Welcome back to your real home and to the blogging world hihi.. Its good to know that you were all had a safe flight. I could imagine how tired the kids were.. Have a nice day Sir Joops

Marice said...

aww sorry to hear that sissy! but glad your back :) great photos u got!

u may view mine here

claudie said...

I just returned from a trip to Vancouver. We were delayed in Calgary for 5 hours due to the snow storm. I felt like I was coming from Daegu LOL
Oh long story.
Happy Blue Monday, you have a beautiful family.
Glad your home safe.
Claudie
xoxox

daylily777 said...

Great Pics!
Happy blue Monday !
~Myrna

Erica said...

Glad you made it safe back to the US :-)Must have been a long journey for the kids, they are cute.

I know any flight I take that is over 12 hours I get cranky.When we fly to Istanbul we try and break up the flight someplace in Europe instead of going non/stop.

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LV said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Also, always enjoy seeing your part of the world. As to my post today for Blue Monday, the word applies either way. We know about the manger, but He is also the manager of our lives as well. We sometimes neglect to let him him do his job. Thanks for visiting and your comment.

Sherri@lavenderfields said...

Aww! Traveling can be so hard with kids. They look like little troopers though! Have a great Blue Monday and enjoy the rest of your week! Sherri : )

Shy said...

Your kids is a jet setter, pro-traveler Sir John. They are very good, despite of all the delays, and hassles in picking up the luggages, EJ still smiling and so was Rylie and Mommy and daddy too who handled the situations really well. Welcome back to the mainland guys, Im glad you came home safe and sound.

Ebie said...

Welcome home! Your kids are so well behaved and they handled the travel just fine!

Connecting flights make me nervous!

Enjoy the holidays and stay warm!

Zeee said...

Connecting flights are always a pain...glad you guys made it back safely...

ellen b. said...

That walkway at the airport is cool. Airport delays are hard on adults I can only imagine how bored kids get. My husband was stuck on the runway in Houston for 3 hours last Friday...ugh!
Happy Ruby Tuesday to you...

Tink *~*~* said...

Wow, you have Ruby Tuesday luggage - excellent!

Tink *~*~*

chubskulit said...

I hope, we wont do this kind of travel for a while, so exhausting hehehe..

MISSY JANE said...

Omy seriously I hate connecting flights, although I haven't tried travelling with kids yet but I'm pretty sure with your experience I don't think I can handle that. It seems your kids are used to traveling a lot.

kat said...

Thanks for the comment John...oh i can see the face of EJ..he was bored while waiting for your flight..anyway, glad that you were all safe from the long trip.

Have a nice day. i miss the close-up smile of Rylie..hehe

Solo said...

Oh poor kids but anyway, at least they have lots of memories good memories from staying at Korea. ;D

Solo
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely family! What good adventures you are all having and what good memories you are creating for your kiddies.

marian said...

wow what an adventure..great snaps!..i bet it's great to be back home again :))

Mel Alarilla said...

You are very close to EJ. I'm sure EJ will pick up so many traits from you the way Rylie picks up so many things from Rose. EJ can turn out a carbon copy of you later on, lol. Too bad you missed your connecting flight from Detroit. But you are back now at West Virginia and that's all that matters. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Ralph said...

I have not connected at the Detroit new terminal. But I do like the ruby-esque lighting in that tunnel. Such a long trip in the dry air. Happily you guys held up well. Welcome back to you and welcome to America for your whole family!

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