Sunday, July 06, 2008

Off to Spain!

John & I spent the 4th of July taking Maria to O'Hare airport in Chicago where she boarded a plane to Madrid. She is spending the month of July with her friend Alejandra who stayed at our house last July.

maria airport

The suspense was building throughout the morning as we brought her to the gate. John went over each detail of the trip thouroughly so she would know what to expect.

maria airport 2

While we waited, we got her one last American ice cream. She eats tons of ice cream which seems surprising when you look at her - where does it go? Anyway, I was cheering her on while she ate it and she posed with me one last time for this month.

airport diptych
She called us when she made her connection in Philadelphia and again at about 2 AM when she landed safely in Madrid. You can e-mail her at omiscool at comcast dot net. She hasn't been able to e-mail us yet and I keep thinking that is something she could do during siesta. It's probably a good thing that she is occupied.


Annette Selden said...

Wow, Julia! How brave of all of you! I'm sure it will be quite an adventure for Maria. How exciting!

Jewels said...

Annette- Yes, it should be fun for her - I talked to her on the phone today during siesta and she was doing well!