Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast"

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I arrived in Kenya Monday night, Feb 14th. All travel went well. Since I had a day to layover in Amsterdam I arrived in Nairobi with no jet lag-a real blessing. I left Den. for Detroit at 4p.  Arrived  at the Detroit airport just in time to hear my name on the loud speaker: "Paula Taylor please report to Gate 21. Your plane is departing for Amsterdam."  Needless to say I flew through the airport only stopping to ask, "Where is Gate 21?" I had never been to the Detroit airport and it's quite unique. No terminals just one big long strip of what seemed like 100's of gates. Delta was kind enough to hold the plane and because they sympathized with my dash through the airport, gave me two seats together.  This is premo when you're flying economy on an international flight because you can contort yourself in more sleeping positions. I arrived in Amsterdam at 11:00am-pretty normal feeling. I was all geared up to sight see after I checked into my luxury hotel which I got for a budget price,   but the room and hot bath were so inviting, I decided to make the most of it. I stroll around the area and got the feel of Dutch life: canals and duck, overcast gray skies and windmills. The next morning I left for the airport at 6am. My flight was to leave at 10a but I wanted to check out the airport which was a town in itself; wonderful museum with the old Dutch masters,  and other sights.  Since I love airports,  I wasn't disappointed. Schiphol is now definitely one of my favorites.