We got up at 3:30 a.m. I know Asia and I were still awake midnight, maybe Graham, too. All went smoothly getting into the car and up to the airport. We met the group and Asia was given her shirt, lanyard, ticket, and a paper for us that I didn't look at. After turning in her suitcase, the group of 31 gathered around a corner. The Eugene leader was in charge - Stacy? Cindy? - a middle-age, happy woman from Silverton. She teaches in Salem. Her group of 11 has three boys, one of whom is Rob. Rob is not at all shy and likes attention. He had several girls sitting around him on the floor. They all seemed to be friends. The boys from our group were hanging out together. Several of the girls were in groups. Parents just stood there. One boy was there without his passport. Someone was bringing it. He kept his cell phone so he could get the message when they arrived.
She had the kids number off. Asia was number Two. She was talking a lot with number Three. Number One didn't look exactly her type, but who knows? They lead off in a line to go through customs about an hour and a quarter before the plane left. Then we went home. I felt sick from lack of sleep, so I slept about three hours, I think.
On the way home I realized that the paper Asia had given me was NOT the phone tree paper. It was a list of the hotels and their phone numbers. We just got a call from Gerald (541-974-2169) to say they arrived safely. His car broke down in Portland, so they are still there. He gave me three numbers to call: Tony Caligure, father of Shayla, at 503-362-8746. Jane Patterson at 503-510-3589 or 503-884-2124. Tracie Loutzenhiser at 503-930-7183 or 391-3271 or 947-6171. Tony said he wasn't at the airport but his daughter was and got a phone list. Jane got hers. Tracie was confusing, saying her daughter got the list but she will be out of the country - Mexico. Who knows.
So, DC is three hours ahead of us.