We arrived safely in Sri Lanka. The travel time from my airplane departing in Los Angeles until I set foot in the hotel was thirty-six hours, including a six hour layover in Dubai.
I was the last one to join the World Vision group gathered at a restaurant close to our gate at JFK. They were almost done with their meal, I was tired and a little nervous. On the surface, the blogging team is all very different from one another. We live in different parts of the country, write on different topics. Most everyone is polite, exchanging pleasantries before we embark on such a big trip.