Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7
This morning we checked out of our hotel and were transported to the Cairns Airport for our flight to Sydney.
Our flight was delayed so by the time we arrived in Sydney it was late afternoon. Below are views of the Reef as we flew over the water on our way to Sydney.
We spent the night at a hotel right by the airport. It was time to say goodbye to our group. We all had various flight times and some were extending their trip in Sydney.
Our flight was 11:00 AM Saturday morning. We were up early and walked to the airport to check in. Covid-19 was now becoming a worldwide pandemic so we didn’t know what to expect when we landed in Los Angeles.
Our flight to Los Angeles departed close to on time. We were glad of this because our connection from LA to Columbus was a little over two hours and we would need to clear customs. A big help was our Global Entry!
When we landed in LA we were expecting to have our temperature taken or some sort of Covid-19 screening but the only thing we were asked was if we had been to Asia within the last 14 days. We were lucky since we had such a short time frame to catch our flight home!
After being gone for a month, the “Welcome to the United States of America” sign was a greeting that we were thrilled to see! Our trip to New Zealand and Australia was incredible but as the saying goes “there’s no place like home”!