heading back to California.
We flew out of Asuncion around 11 am and arrived in
Santiago three hours later, or 2 pm. Then we had a layover for a
while, but eventually we took off again and we arrived in Lima, Peru
around 11 pm. Robert and two other pastors came with us this
far ... not because they want to be with us or are worried about us,
but because they are going to a pastor's conference in Lima.
From Lima we headed straight to Los Angeles, about
eight hours. We arrived at about 8 am California time. Then we had
to go through customs with all the wonderful gifts we bought for everyone
(and for ourselves), and the gifts Robert and Brenda sent back with us.
Our Southwest flight left some time around 1:30 pm
and we arrived back home around 2:30 pm.
We have lots of gluten-free snacks from Paraguay to eat on the
plane. We are interested to see what they will let us carry onto
the plane: I have a laptop, iPod, and Palm pilot, and Mary has
some wet tuna in a foil package. Hopefully they won't make us
check all that stuff.