|Arriving at the Airport|
The baggage wrapping place was only open at 4:30 but they allowed us to check in and printed our luggage stickers to be put on later.
|Hezekiah wanted to lie down so he lay on|
the luggage and gave me lovely smiles
while we waited for the wrapping to be done.
|Original seats on the Jestar flight to Sydney|
|Great to have empty seats behind them that we could use.|
We then had a little bit of time to spare and as everyone was hungry (there was no food on the 3 hour flight to Sydney) we got some food at the overpriced shops at the airport and then headed to the gate. We got there at the recommended time but they were running really late.
|We got the laptop set up for the girls to play.|
Hannah enjoying singing more.
|On the Qantas flight after about 6 hours Hannah|
finally fell asleep.
The girls were so excited about watching TV. Unfortunately they had a few problems with some of the sets but they did all get to watch something and enjoyed that. The food on the flight was great (and more than enough). Eventually - with about 6 hours to go Hannah finally fell asleep. A couple of hours later Ruth fell asleep and then it was Rachel's turn. It was nice that they had all had a nap before we arrived. Brendon managed to get about an hours sleep and I had a 15 min power nap.
As we traveled with the sun we sure did have a very long day. The sun came up as we left New Zealand at 6:30 and 20 hours later we arrived in SA at 3:30pm - so we had almost 24 hours of sun today.
We got to Nana and Grandpa's house and had lovely tuna salad sandwiches to eat. I quickly unpacked the bags - I will have to sort the cupboards later. Then we all had a welcome bath or shower and headed to bed.