Friday, September 26, 2008

The Journey Is The Destination

Part of the group left today. They are arriving in Christchurch by a circuitous route since they are flying to New Zealand via Sydney. That route will do wonders for their frequent flier program, but after 14.5 hours in the air just to reach Australia I wonder if the thrill of the journey will be gone.

Paul and Brendan waiting to check in at the Commuter Terminal for the short flight to LAX.

Cass and Jessica hauling their gear and lab equipment for check in. Those boxes always cause a bit of panic from the airline people.

Paul, Jessica, Cass, and Brendan waiting in line. It's always a relief to get rid of all those bags and boxes.

A Traveller's Blessing
(with apologies to the Irish)

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May your flights always be on time.

Happy trails!