Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 1 - Travel

Okay, we haven't even been to training yet and I was tempted NOT to write because I'm so tired!

Our day started shortly after 3 a.m. for a 4 a.m. trip to the airport for a 7 a.m. flight! By the time the plane took off, we'd already been awake for four hours. Ben and Dawsyn slept on the trip from Calgary to Chicago but I couldn 't seem to drop off. We had about an hour and a half between flights at Chicago O'Hare and then a one hour flight to Dayton. We arrived at 3:30 Ohio time (two hours ahead of Alberta time), got our rental car and made our way to our hotel.

Our hotel is very nice! We have a suite so I can sit here at the computer and not disturb Ben and Dawsyn as they sleep. It will be nice to have more than just a hotel room when we are here for so long. In the courtyard between the buildings there is a small basketball court and an outdoor swimming pool (sadly, it's TOO COLD to use it). We get a good hot breakfast every morning and dinner four evenings a week. I'm not sure, but at this moment I'm thinking I could just live this way for ever!

I have to say Ohio is beautiful! Everything is so very green already and the lilacs are blooming!!

These pics were taken on a short drive we did this evening just to get a feel for the area. Xenia has some really beautiful old buildings! I'm sure Ben will take some good pictures of them soon.

To my great surprise, right around the corner from 4 Paws is a ...

I'm sure we will be enjoying more than one visit there!! I've seen two more between the airport and Xenia.

On our little tour this evening I talked Ben into checking out some of the "important" stuff ... there's a Walmart, a Target and a TJ Maxx all within five minutes! I am blessed!! Please pray that I will have energy to visit them all multiple times.

Well, I am starting to feel the effects of my early start to the day and tomorrow is going to be a biggie! We have to be at 4 Paws by 10 a.m. I can hardly wait to see Dawsyn and Milkyway interact for the first time. Check back for pics of this first-time encounter!


Zoe said...

Yeah for Timmy's!!!!!! :)

Thanks for the 1st update....SO excited to hear all about your first day with Milkyway!!

Hope you are fast asleep by now....good night, God bless xx

May-B said...

So excited for you guys. I can't wait to see pics!