The Escape

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ha! Escape back to Korea. Now there is a scary thought.

We all headed to the terminal again...had to show early in the morning to see if we could all get on the C-12. Typically, they will release around 6 seats. Get this, they released 10 FIRM seats. Woohoo. Total God thing. We just had to be the only ones wanting to go to Osan! We load all our stuff up in 2 taxis and head to Kadena. Hmmm. Guess what happened! Yep, we got turned away from the gate because of the car seat situation again. SO, we asked the taxi driver to try to get us to a gate where there would be an Okinawan. Aren't we clever? Oh, but we didn't stop there. We had Abby hide on the floor while we positioned everyone just so -- another proud parenting moment. The things you have your kids do for a lollipop. Can you tell we just wanted to get on the plane? We get on base and head over to check in. Everything goes without a hitch and we're all given our boarding passes, including a retiree who was headed to Seoul for a medical appointment. No one was left behind and that made us all very happy!

But wait, there's more. Remember the DOJ? Well, we still have to go back there to get our passports stamped to leave Japan. Fun. We all shared taxis over to the immigrations building and had them wait for us. We divided the kiddos for the return trip and try to make each car even...making it easier to get on base. HAHAHA. That really didn't go over too well. Both cars were stopped, but then I could see Amanda in the car ahead of us "fixing" the situation. She explained the whole story and the security forces guys just asked to see our boarding passes. Hallelujah! The taxi delivered us for the last time to the terminal. After that, we waited for a short bit & headed to the plane.

The C-12 took 3 hours and 15 minutes to get us back...our ride out had been 1 1/2 hours. It was worth it! Our own private plane...what a fun way to come home.

They rolled out the red carpet for us...DVs for a day!

Our Motley Crew

Sweet goodness, I never thought I would be so happy to see this sign!!
Home again, home doesn't seem like a mere 8 days ago!

Bloggy love,


Heather Johnson said... sound like us....that is not necessarily a good thing!!! Now that you are back safe, it will be a great adventure to scrapbook right????? Thanks for sharing the details with us all.
Love you, H