Where are we now?

View Where are we now? in a larger map Jo, Annie, Miles and I are living in Northport, Alabama and working at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. We've been glad to be in one place for a bit after what appeared to be semi-permanently traveling (in actuality for a period of 2.5 years).We started this blog to catalogue some of the adventures when Jo and I were sequentially conducting our dissertation research in India and Brazil. While we've fallen off the blogging bandwagon somewhat during recent trips to Brazil, we're trying to pick it up again now that we're back in India!

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Meek's Journey to India

Notes from the traveling desk of Rita Meek, guest blogging extraordinaire

Friday May 20. After months of planning, many e-mails, and a number of Skype sessions, we headed off to see David and Jo in Delhi, India. Sandy Beale drove us to the Wilmington train station, and we, our four bags, and a computer bag and a backpack went by train to Newark International Airport to begin our amazing adventure. We took a non-stop flight on Continental, leaving at 8:30 PM (Eastern Daylight time) and arriving in Delhi Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 PM (Delhi time).

We got there earlier than expected, and customs was a breeze to get through. After David and Jo realized we were at the International arrivals rather than the local arrivals, they came to meet us and when we saw David and Jo we were so excited!

We took a cab ride to their apartment in New Delhi. They live within one block of a busy market street, where they do much of their grocery shopping. We got settled into their home, and then opened up the suitcases filled with things for the baby, books they had ordered, chocolate goodies (can’t beat those “Mrs. Field’s Super Fudge brownies” that Rita makes!), hiking gear, etc. Then to bed for a well-deserved rest!