We have arrived back in Singapore safe and sound.
It should be no surprise that we found traveling with two small children a much bigger struggle than traveling with only one child, although that’s a blog post in and of itself.
I was really excited to see that the long-haul flight between Tokyo and DC had upgraded its entertainment system. As part of a new upgrade (which in the next two years includes internet!!!), every seat in economy on that flight had a seat back entertainment system, with the full complement of movies and tv episodes to watch. This makes a HUGE difference on really long flights. The older norm has been that first and business have this feature, and that in economy you just watch whatever selection of movies and tv they show to everyone at the same time. It doesn’t make sitting for 13/14 hours any easier, but it definitely makes it less boring as an option on top of whatever I’ve loaded on my iPod and phone for entertainment (and if/when they die and it’s less space consuming than a laptop).
We were a bit delayed out of DC, and were worried about making our connection in Singapore, but we got there just as they were doing final call (and then they were delayed for 20 minutes once everyone was one for some “mechanical” thing…typical). The delay in Tokyo meant we got into Singapore late. By the time we got home it was close to 2am.
Everyone was starving when we got home, so we did a quick pop over to a 24 hour McDonalds. Once home, Ravi crashed and Ellie has been playing.
It’s now 6am. Rhi is sleeping on the couch next to me, and I am starting to feel the adrenaline to drain. I am going to try to put Ellie to bed…with luck she’ll stay there. Without luck….well, maybe we’ll both be in bed early tonight…
More posts to come.