Saturday, July 28, 8:50 pm
wow, what a day !!!!!
Northwest cancelled the flight @ 3:30 pm St Louis and then the scramble for other flights began.
After a long and hectic ordeal at the airport, 6 of the boys and Irene finally boarded a plane for Minneapolis and then to Amsterdam -- arrival 12:40 pm.
On board was: Tom Stuve, Rody, Tim Buurman, Maarten, Jeroen Meyers, Tom Menting and Irene.
The rest of the group will be staying over at Tim Tettambel's house (one of the guest families) and Jan one more night at Hotel Terry !!
The flight arrangements are departure at 5 pm to Detroit and then on to Amsterdam - arrival 11:40 am.
Jan was outstanding with his patience and determination to get everyone home as soon as possible. Therfe were many "close calls", but in the end it was 6 going home and 6 staying another day. The players were beautiful throughout the entire ordeal and took each announcement in stride. They wanted to go home, but did not mind staying over 1 more day.
Please respond as you hear from your children and as they arrive back home.
I will keep this blog active for a while so we can continue to communicate. I know the players will be emailing each other as the new friendships blossom.
I would also like to stay in touch with them for awhile to know how the experience was for them.
more tomorrow as we try again to get everyone home.