We have eight hours ahead of us as we leave the warmth of Dubai for the cooler autumn weather of London. Our bodies have had a chance to rest, and our circadian internal clocks seem to adjust with more ease than we have experienced over the past couple of weeks. We can feel home drawing nearer with each leg completed.
Our flight will take us over Iran and Turkey, ultimately carrying us north and west through most of Eastern Europe. Our airplane awaits us, prepared with over 20,000 lbs of fuel to transport incalculable numbers of mementos, a fully stocked galley, five delightful passengers, three diligent crew members, and a partridge in a pear tree. (Just kidding!)
With the holiday season upon us, a longing for family togetherness seems to occupy every quiet moment. In spite of a truly awe-inspiring and highly productive tour around the world, we are all anxious for our impending homecoming. We are looking forward to spending time with our loved ones before we depart for our next adventure. But for now, Big Ben and fish and chips, here we come!