Saturday, March 27, 2010

The 13 hour layover...

I have arrived safely in Hong Kong after a 14.5 hour flight. That does not include additional time in the plane for boarding and getting off. The flight went quickly and I ate as much food as the ladies would give me from Cathay Pacific Airlines. I watched some climbing videos on the plane just to keep me psyched. Another thing that is keeping me psyched is getting to see old friends in Nepal. Since this is my 4th time climbing there I have made some wonderful friendships both Nepalese and non.
So what to do on a 13 hour layover? For those who know me you will not be surprised to find me eating. Hong Kong has some great seafood. Yummy. A little email followed by a nap (I hope) and I will be ready for my next flight. My flight to Kathmandu via Bangledesh is 6hr 25min so my time of sitting still is not yet over. Oh well, more yummy airline food.

Thank you everyone for your comments on these entries. They really uplift my spirits. Is that seafood I smell...?


Mom and Dad said...

How wonderful to hear your "voice." We had just eaten and prayed for you, I got online, and there you were! Happy eating!

Ruth said...

Great to know that you are "almost" there. Perhaps you are by now. Eat to your hearts content

Carol said...

My mountain-climbing hubby fully appreciates any climb above a mere 14,700 ft (his highest, I think). We recently watched a show about Everest--what a huge undertaking. We'll keep checking your blog. Lots of prayers heading upward for you!
Love, Aunt Carol and Don

Chris Dunn said...

We're praying for you Ben! I'm back from the Iditarod now and I understand some of your flying pains!

Sister said...

Hey Brother!

I'm excited to be able to follow along on your trip. I'm thinkin' of you and pray you come home safely. Can't wait to see how "furry/fuzzy" you will look when you come back!