Quick recap: our travels thus far have gotten off to a rather exciting and unfortunate start. Lara's and my flight to Fort Worth, TX was cancelled about an hour before we were said to leave for the airport in Minneapolis. Meaning, that the likelihood of us making our connecting flight to Brisbane, AU and then onto Sydney was pretty much slim to none. Thankfully, with much scrambling we were able to get on a flight to San Francisco and from San Fran to Sydney.
Once Lara and I landed in Sydney we realized that we had to catch the train from the International Airport to the Domestic Airport to meet up with Andrea. Finally we had our whole crew together! Our bad luck was not quite over though; Andrea's luggage (both carry-on and checked) had not made it to Sydney... sooo she filed a claim as we made our way to check-in for our flight to Christchurch, NZ where we proved to be unprepared, idiotic Americans. After struggling for a ridiculously about of time to reduce the weight of Lara's carry-on (frantically stuffing her things into my backpack and Andrea's purse) we were informed that we had all purchased a checked bag and that all our reorganizing was completely unnecessary.
Praying we receive good news about Andrea's luggage soon as we depart for New Zealand!