Left Bangkok on Wednesday night, arrived Tokyo on Thursday morning. All thoughts of spending a leisurely day in Tokyo gave way to our need to sleep, something made easier by being put up by Japan Airlines in the Nikko Narita Hotel, right near the airport (spaghetti, hamburger, Coke, juic = $60).
SLept most of our first Thursday, then Tokyo to San Franciso, arriving, oddly enough, Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. Left San Fran at noon and arrived Toronto at 8:00 p.m. Thursday.
Thus the longest Thursday of our lives.
Mom and brother Mike met us at the airport. The sinus infection I caught at the tail end of our trip seems to have gone, or at least been transferred to Catherine. I’ve thrown out my lower back, though, which should make the final Toronto — Halifax — Charlottetown leg of the trip interesting.
General comment on airline situation: Air Canada is a horrible no good airline with next to no service, esp. when compared to Japan Airlines (which we flew internationally) and Thai Airlines (which we flew in Thailand). The broken down old a/c bus we took from Phitsanulok to Bangkok had better service than the San Francisco to Toronto flight we took last night.
More when we’re back in Charlottetown.