I am pleased to say that after several attempts at packing the 100 pounds worth of donations over the weekend I finally got all the essentials crammed into the bags and within the weight limit! We survived a midnight flight from Denver, CO to Charlotte, NC where we connected to Fort Lauderdale, FL. We flew a US Airways for the first time and was not totally impressed but at least we got where we needed to be safely and on time. We now have a 4 hour layover and then we will have a short 2 hour flight on American Airlines, arriving in Port au Prince at 3pm. We will be met at the airport by the very nice young missionary (Check out her wonderful blog at http://www.mission82.blogspot.com/) who is working at the orphanage this summer and then after going to the hotel we may take a drive through downtown Haiti to get a sense of where the children are coming from. No worries about safety as we will have a driver and translators with us throughout our stay.
We want to thank everyone who ordered a T-shirt for our "Haiti in Our Hearts" fundraiser and especially a huge Thank You to all the very generous family and friends who opened their hearts for the orphans of Haiti and did not even want a shirt! We are hoping that the internet will be up and running at our hotel to stay posted for updates as we are able.