Saturday, September 16, 2006

Muskegon, MI Saturday, 9/16

We had a l-o-o-o-n-g day today.

Linda & Chaplain Tom Kramer, Margaret at BWI airport 6:45 a.m. waiting to check our bags.

Where is our plane?

Margaret napping while we wait for our plane at BWI airport.

At last, we're boarded for the flight to Detroit!

The first leg of the trip was to leave about 9:00 a.m. to take us to Detroit, MI where we switch to our commuter flight from Detroit to Muskegon, MI. That first plane was late arriving at BWI. We finally left BWI 35 minutes late cutting our layover time in Detroit from 60 minutes to only 25 minutes. The connecting flight in Detroit is in a different terminal than our arrival plus we are supposed to be onboard that flight 20 minutes before departure. This does not look promising!

As expected, we missed the flight to Muskegon. Chaplain Jeff DeShaw's inbound flight to Detroit had also been delayed so now there were five of us stuck until the next flight which was not until 3:15 p.m. so it was back to the main terminal for lunch.

Back in the commuter terminal killing time by sorting the name badges for the conference.

Jeff was able to get a seat on the 3:15 p.m. flight but the rest of us were on standby. That flight was full so we were stuck until the 7:30 p.m. flight!

The four of us finally got to the conference center in Muskegon just before 9:00 p.m. Margaret and I had gotten up at 5:30 a.m. this morning! It has been a long day and I was too tired to take any pictures of the conference center tonight.

There is WiFi in our room so I will be able to post pictures of the facility and our activities during our free times.

Thank you for your prayers!

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