The morning we were to fly to Albania was the same day that Fairport got 5 inches of rain in 6 hours. In fact, Fairport was put under a state of emergency because of all the rain. Yikes! Our flight was not until the afternoon so we hoped that all would be okay. In fact, Randy and I told each other during the drive to the airport that we needed to stay clam about all the travel plans that can go wrong when you fly. We had no control over it so we just needed to flow with it all.
We ended up coming back home that evening to spend the night because of all the flight delays. 😦 We rented a car and drove to JFK the next day. We were rebooked five times on Turkish Air before finally flying out.
Hooray, we have now boarded our Turkish Air flight to Istanbul!
We made it to Albania!!!!!! We arrived 24 hours later than originally planned but we are just so relieved to be here. We are in the line to go through customs.
Yay, all of our luggage made it!
We were met at the airport by Gillian, originally from Canada. She is a drama teacher and secondary administrator at Albanian College. Her enthusiasm for what she does is contagious!
We were transported to our hotel by a school van. We have stayed at the hotel for three nights as we figured out all the details involved in moving to a new apartment in a new country i.e. utilities sorted out, leases signed, sim cards for our phones, etc. Tomorrow we will be moving into our apartment. Can’t wait!