June 2, 2008

We're In Dubai

5 movies, 6 tv sitcomes (of at least 2 episodes each), and the most delicious airline food I've ever eaten and we've arrived in Dubai. We're hoping to check in within the hour so that we can take a quick nap before heading out to explore. We'll definitely hit the Gold Souk and some of the other old town souks and likely the shopping mall that has an indoor ski hill. Emirates Airline was fantastic, just 12 "quick" hours from JFK to Dubai! Our 4 hour flight to Addis Ababa leaves early tomorrow morning arriving at 11:20AM (7 hours ahead of NY time) and hopefully customes will go smoothly so that we can have Ashton Wondemu in our arms before his afternoon nap.

Internet access is speedy here so if we get any good pics today will be sure to post them later tonight. From what we've seen so far getting good pics shouldn't be tough! The architecture is unbelievable.

6 comments:

Gamma! said...

Good morning guys! Let your adventure begin. Thanks for letting us know you arrived safe and sound - sounds like you made the right choice in airlines! Have a fun day - last one without a stroller and one year old in tow :) Museums will never be the same again! Now they'll be MUCH better. Love you, mom

DawnKane said...

So glad you guys had a great flight so far! I have sent numerous emails to people assuring them Emirates is one of the best...doesn't it make ours look so dumpy? Anyhow, enjoy your journey, we are really happy for you (and a little jealous!) Our time will come though.

All the best
Dawn Webber

Anonymous said...

Good to hear! I am so excited to hear the sights and sounds of Dubai. Have fun BB. Pat

BB = before baby

Anonymous said...

HEY GUYS~ANNIE & I ARE AFRICA BOUND RIGHT NOW~11:30 AM FROM CLEVELAND!! WISHING YOU CONTINUED BLESSINGS & SAFE TRAVEL & CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU (GOD-WILLING) IN ETHIOPIA AT THE POOL!! LOVE TO YOU ALL!!
ANNIE & LIZ

Misty said...

I was driving to work this morning thinking that you already had Ashton. I forgot about the Dubai stop. Have a blast there!

David said...

can't wait to hear more and to see pics of him! i'm sure you're enjoying every moment.