After a long night, and an early morning back to the airport we finally found our bags. We had to talk with US Airways and security for over an hour but as soon as we convinced them to let us back into the baggage claims graveyard we found our bags. It was a glorious moment and Mary cried. We then got on a bus and took a three hour bus ride to another airport. While we were checking in our bags they had the most extreme carry on system. They would not allow me bring my camera equipment because it was to heavy. We had to repack the bag in line shoving our hard drives, and 80-200 lens and camera into my pockets so that my bag would weigh less. Mary had to pay 200.00 dollars to ship her bag because it was to heavy. Once we got on our flight we realized that we were flying to the wrong airport in Brussels. We were not aware that there were two airports in Brussels. We got off the airplane and ran to catch the bus, once we got the bus we had to catch a train. We almost missed our train because it was the last train of the evening and 5 mins before it arrived it changed the gate. We are safely here in the Sheraton at the correct airport in Brussels. I took a shower and for the first time in 3 days I got to change my clothes.
Wow!!! Hang in there Miss D it sounds like your having a great time! good to hear from you:)
I can just imagine how wonderful that shower and clean clothes felt. Good luck on your trip!
Nobody ever prays for a boring trip…
What is it with blogging about showers lately, first [b] writes a whole post about it, and now you! Nah, that’s awesome that you got your bags back before you left the area! That would have been such a pain if it hadn’t worked out!
And about this almost flight to the wrong airport… had you guys just bought tickets to the wrong airport not knowing there were two? And you rode the train to the right one instead of flying? I get so confused sometimes 😉
Anyways, glad you got them all, and I hope you get some good rest on your next long flight!
Love your blog, great way to share your adventure. The whole family is following along with your journey. Your trip sounds like memories you’ll have forever. I’m so glad you found your stuff, you alway do!
I just don’t know how to express WOW or AWESOME loudly enough!!!!
When you get on the plane for the return trip, where will the plane really be taking you. I can’t think of a train that’ll get you back to Santa Cruz.
I’m so happy for the both of you!
Great to hear u were on time! 🙂