Elder and Sister Hansen, Philippines San Pablo Mission
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Trip - (April 4-6, 2013)
Here we are in the Salt Lake City airport at about 5:30 a.m. We started at 3 a.m. at the MTC with Amy picking us up at 4 (she was a little late due phone alarm being set for 4 p.m.) It was really good of her to see us off. So we had an airport breakfast of something and boarded about 7:00 a.m. on Delta for a 3.5 hr flight to Detroit. There we had a 4 horr layover and had a nice lunch in a diner style restaurant and I had a Chicago dog. Nancy had something more healthy. The big plane 747-400 was really cool and we got off on time, flew north the across the artic sea, and Siberia and onto Japan. There was bad weather at Nagoya and the plane couldn't land. We circled for an hour then headed for Tokyo and set down. The ride was really bumpy and Nancy got Casper the ghost white sick and lost her healthy lunch and the two airplane meals. I was ok....nothing like a Chicago dog to keep things a midships when the seas are rough. Continued below.
We stayed on the ground in the plane at Tokyo, then flew back to Nagoya, got off, went through customs, reboarded and flew to Manila, Philippines arriving at 2 a.m. about 3 hours late. We got to our hotel at 3 a.m. to end the 34 hour trip. It is a long trip, but hey way better than a raft or swimming. This picture was at the Manila airport as we walked toward the front door. The ride to the hotel is another story...maybe next post.