Monday, August 14, 2006

Hello, San Jose!

We made it! Elise was a champion through airport security and on the plane. It was funny to take off shoes and walk through the special gate. It was hilarious to see Teri Bear and our various carry-on baggage “take a fun ride” on the conveyor belt. After a brief bit of hollering, “I want to sit on my daddy’s lap!” she snuggled up and took a nap. The whole ride was sheer enjoyment. (Now, who ever thought we’d be reporting that?)

Aside from not being able to bring along favorite foodstuffs, airport security wasn’t that much more stupid than usual. The pleasant voices over the loudspeakers which calmly told us we were in imminent danger of being blown up were a little sci-fi/future distopia for my taste, but what are you going to do? I mean seriously, what are you going to do? We’re writing our elected representatives. (And for the moment we feel like can claim two whole sets!)

Our temporary apartment is pretty decent. Elise loves having carpet everywhere-we’re in somersault heaven! It’s very quiet-almost eerily so for urbanites like us-which is a nice change. The one downside is that they mucked up the internet access, which is why those of you who’ve subscribed to the RSS feed for this blog are probably stunned to have several new entries to read all at once. We’ll be back to our usual internet addicted selves soon, or so we’ve been told.
It’s early to bed for us, and will undoubtedly be early to rise as well until Elise gets her internal clock adjusted. Thanks to everyone for your good wishes as we travel-we made it!

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