India, ready or not

The just-under 16 hours to Dubai were easy, despite an inauspicious start:  once at the gate,   I heard the announcement for “Families w. Small Children, ” which these days is my signal to move slyly forward with my cane as prominent as possible – it never fails. The agent was not, I noticed, checking for India Visas. He did, however, say to me, “You are going to Dubai?” and I nodded. “Well!” he smiled, “this plane is going to Frankfurt!”

Forget the cane. I thought seriously of tossing it away as I dashed to the other side of the twin gates to  join the throng of Indians headed for Dubai.

I arrived in Chennai just before 3,this morning and returned to the airport with my driver to pick up Elizabeth, arriving from Kuala Lumpur  at 7:30. It has been over 3 years!  She looks wonderful, has thrown away her crutches (but not her cast),  yet imho remains far too thin (I will make her eat more “Plate of Pancake” and Dosa, this week).

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  1. jansie farris
    Dec 22, 2010 @ 12:14:10

    It is working – got your post in my email this am. Give Elizabeth a hug for me.

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  2. Teresa
    Dec 23, 2010 @ 16:04:48

    Well I hope you can now laugh at the travel snafu… You made it! Hello and love to Liz.

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