me and the boys before getting in our taxi
eager to board the plane
Once on board the boys were invited to say hello to the pilots. Cruz jumped at the chance and was very excited about it. Ben, not so much.
Cruz meeting the pilots
We were all ready and eager to take off when the pilot came over the intercom and announced that we had a mechanical problem and would be delayed. Needless to say we sat on the plane one hour and 45 minutes before leaving. That was not fun, not fun at all! We knew we only had a 2 hour layover in Dallas and there was most likely no way we would make our connection flight. We didn't.
David and Ben excited when our plane finally left Guatemala City
me and Cruz on our way to the States
Both of my boys love to sit by the window and look out.
Here is a video of Cruz as we took off from Guatemala City. It shows a little of his excitement.
Cruz snapped this photo of the clouds.
Riding "the train" in Dallas.
Riding "the train" in Dallas
We did miss our connection flight which meant another four hours of waiting before we could get on another flight. I was just a little bit upset about it. Who am I kidding? I was a lot upset but knew there was nothing I could do about it. We ended up grabbing a bite to eat (at McDonald's, again) and then walked over to the Dunkin Donuts for a sweet treat. Donuts always make me feel better!
donut break in the Dallas airport
My boys burned a lot of energy there.
Finally at 6:30 p.m. we left Dallas. We were all rejoicing.
We made it home and were greeted by family. They had a big BBQ meal waiting for us at David's grandmother's house. We ate and then traveled on to the house where we are staying. We were all so tired by the time we arrived. We have barely stopped since our feet hit the ground. There is so much we are wanting to squeeze into our visit and I am afraid if I stop I might miss something. It has only been a few days but so far our time here has been wonderful. We are so thankful for time to reconnect with family and friends.