jd2 at the intercontental airport of houston
it took 30+ hours door-to-door, but was smooth travels with American Airlines (jarod’s parents donated some of their frequent flier miles to get part of our plane tickets, and it upgraded us to “priority” status for boarding. we had no carry-on problems!) all the way from houston to northeast asia… until jarod walked out of the airport and stepped in a pothole in the road and twisted his ankle. it looks like he’ll be okay. it feels strange to be back, but we are more excited than ever. just 4 days to go….