Thanks to some amazing people who donated money, Brett was able to go on a Service Learning Trip to Ecuador! Even though he was gone over our anniversary (and his Spring Break) we decided it wasn’t an opportunity to pass up----so I sucked it up and let him go .
I was dreading the ten days that he would be gone. Most wives either visited home, or had visitors come out….but I wasn’t lucky enough for that. It was just me and the 3 kids. The girls were so sad to see Daddy go….I’m not sure Avery understood that he would be coming back….and Quinnlyn cried.
So Friday March 11, 2011 was the dreaded day. We drove Brett to the airport at 8:15 am and he was to fly out around ten. Their flight plan was to fly from Indy to Chicago, IL-----Chicago, IL to Miami, FL----Miami, FL to Quito, Ecuador. UNFORTUNATELY, American Airlines (who, consequently, we will never fly with) canceled their first flight about 5 minutes before they were to depart….due to mechanical issues. Initially, AA wasn’t giving them any options for other flights. After a long day and a supervisor later, they split the group in half and booked flights for the next day. Brett’s group flew from Indy to Houston, TX, had an 8 hour layover, and then flew to Quito, Ecuador. The picture is where they were at 8:15pm.
I can’t speak for Brett, but I think he had a great time! This is the first time the students were able to do dental work without having to pass every procedure off to a professor. They were real dentists for a week .
Enjoy lots of
We missed him a lot. I was able to chat with him online several
nights so that was nice, but are happy to have him back.