We're in Curacao. We arrived last night. After 3 flights and somewhere around 12 hours of travel time, we arrived at our second hotel in 2 nights. Tomorrow we will leave to fly to Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. We're hopeful that we will be able to get in ok. Part of the team, 3 people, were able to get in yesterday. Another group of 3 arrives there tonight.
Please pray for our family during this transition. Last night, Noah was awake off and on for about 4 hours. He had diarrhea and eventually threw up. Once he threw up he started feeling better and finally went back to sleep. We're not sure if it could've been something he ate or if it's a stomach bug. If it's a stomach bug, we'll all probably be sharing it here shortly. Hopefully not on the plane or the 3ish hour car ride from the airport tomorrow!
Being in Curacao is good for our hearts though. We're at one of the cheapest hotels we could find and packed a bunch of food, so we don't have to eat out if possible. It's amazing that it was cheaper for us to stay 2 nights in Curacao than get direct tickets into Venezuela for our family. It's probably a good transition for our kids too. We're just taking time today to recoup and swim. And of course watch some kids shows!
We're hopeful that in approximately 26 or so hours, we'll be back in our apartment. Of course that means getting suitcases unpacked, laundry to do, grocery shopping, cleaning up our apartment after sitting for a month. And it wouldn't be complete without opening some Christmas presents! We haven't decided yet how to do it, but it would just be pure torture for the kids at this point, not to let them bust into something tomorrow.
More to come, hopefully from Venezuela! Until then, here are some more random pictures from Aruba. We're looking forward to being back home to have a working camera and take some actual pictures of our own.