The Long Road

This is a post we meant to put up about three months ago. But life happened, and we got busy.

Since travelling across the world sounds pretty cool to most folks, I thought I’d dump a bucket of icy wet reality on that thought. Here is a photo journal of our trip back to the US. We tried to take a picture every hour, but there are a few that got missed either during our overnight in a hotel in Jakarta, or while sleeping on one of the airplanes.

We left Nabire at about 8 am on Monday, and arrived in Boise on Tuesday at dinner time. However, our actual travel time was about 49 hours door to door. Here are some of the pictures of our trip.

Getting ready to head out the MAF airplane.

Getting ready to head out the MAF airplane.

Saying goodbye to friends.

Saying goodbye to friends.

Zoe loves flying!

Zoe loves flying!

Last view of Nabire.

Last view of Nabire.

In Timika, we got off the MAF airplane, and waited for our airline.

In Timika, we got off the MAF airplane, and waited for our airline.

We visited some friends in Timika, and Ariella got a nap.

We visited some friends in Timika, and Ariella got a nap.

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Waiting at the airport in Timika.

Waiting at the airport in Timika.

Boarding the airline in Timika.

Boarding the airline in Timika.

And away we go! First stop, Jakarta. 8 hours of flying the wrong way just to catch an international flight.

And away we go! First stop, Jakarta. 8 hours of flying the wrong way just to catch an international flight.

Zoe caught a nap on this leg.

Zoe caught a nap on this leg.

Ariella trying to swipe Zoe's goody bag.

Ariella trying to swipe Zoe’s goody bag.

Yes... it's still the same flight.

Yes… it’s still the same flight.

We made it to Jakarta. We had a long overnight lay over so we slept at a hotel. Zoe sacked out almost immediately. On our bed. Not hers.

We made it to Jakarta. We had a long overnight lay over so we slept at a hotel. Zoe sacked out almost immediately. On our bed. Not hers.

Why hello 4am. It's a great time to leave the hotel!

Why hello 4am. It’s a great time to leave the hotel!

All that extra baggage.

All that extra baggage.

On the way to Tokyo.

On the way to Tokyo.

And still on the way to Tokyo.

And still on the way to Tokyo.

Still on the way to Tokyo.

Still on the way to Tokyo.

Ok, I'm even getting bored of this. On the way to Japan.

Ok, I’m even getting bored of this. On the way to Japan.

Food. And a princess movie.

Food. And a princess movie.

Tokyo!

Tokyo!

Ready to go to the US.

Ready to go to the US.

From Tokyo to Denver.

From Tokyo to Denver.

Ariella loves that cup. It's soooo awesome.

Ariella loves that cup. It’s soooo awesome.

Not really sure when this happened, but we did eat at some point.

Not really sure when this happened, but we did eat at some point.

This one just gets long.

This one just gets long.

I can't believe Ariella didn't completely go nuts after all these hours. Oh look! A free toy!

I can’t believe Ariella didn’t completely go nuts after all these hours. Oh look! A free toy!

Ok, so she did go a little nuts.

Ok, so she did go a little nuts.

Ariella gave the safety briefing for the last leg.

Ariella gave the safety briefing for the last leg.

Almost done now.

Almost done now.

And Joy is still smiling. That's good.

And Joy is still smiling. That’s good.

The essential dad bag. Complete with diaper, tablet, travel mug, and magazine.

The essential dad bag. Complete with diaper, tablet, travel mug, and magazine.

 

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