today is a sad day.
our last day of the tour, our last day on the most beautiful place we have ever seen and our last day of fun in the sun...and did i mention we have about 24 hours worth of traveling ahead of us? we are going back in time and will arrive in omaha at 10:30pm on Monday, June 18- even though we leave kwajalein at 6pm on Monday, June 18. freaky...it's not going to be fun getting used to the 15 hour time difference this week!
this morning kyle, joel and i woke up early and got some breakfast and then called frunk, the nice oklahoman, and he met up with us to take us snorkeling. he was super cool and even let us borrow all of his gear...i think it helped that i was born in tulsa, ok- because he didn't care for husker fans...
we went to the north shore, where there is a ton of coral and fishes to see under water. it was beautiful and one of the coolest things i have ever seen in my life.
im still sick- and had some trouble getting used to breathing under water. it didn't help that i have never snorkeled before in my life, and cant even breathe on land because i was sick. the boys went out farther than i did, but i still had a blast...even got some pictures underwater! that was a first!
after that we went back to get packed up and cleaned up because we had to check in all of our bags at 12:45pm...our flight is at 6pm- but they let us leave and come back at 4pm- so that is why i got to sneak over here and use the good old dial up interweb.
checking our bags here was by far the easiest. they just line it all up and let the police dogs sniff it...no xray machines or anything.
so we are just waiting to go back to the one room airport and leave at 6pm. we have one stop on a tiny island of majuro then to honolulu...about a 6 hour flight. then a 5 hour layover in honolulu and an 5 hour flight to la, then an 2 hour layover there and back to omaha on an 3 hour flight- so that puts us home around 10:30pm- for all of you that want to greet us with signs and flowers!!! just kidding- kind off...but we really can't wait to get home and get hugs from our family and friends.
i will be following up to this blog to post all of the photos from guam to today and with some final thoughts on the tour.
thank you for all of your support and prayers...without all of you this tour wouldn't have gone as smoothly as it did! pray all of our bags and gear makes it home in one piece please, that would be the perfect ending!
see you soon!!
-danelle, the tour manager.
-photos from snorkeling to come after development!-