Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Today I went to the Ben Gurion airport to pick up Tom & Sharral Jensen from Wisconsin. Their flight was 30 minutes early and as procedure I waited in the greeting area for them. They didn't show up and didn't show up. I thought either I had missed them or they missed a flight or something. The reason they came out late was the their luggage didn't arrive. They filled out some paper work before they came out of the luggage area for delayed luggage. Since they didn't have my address, they had to go back and add some more information to it. Finally, convinced that the luggage would not arrive in a short time, we boarded a sherut (shared taxi). We ended up with a wildman at the wheel. He even pawned us off on a regular taxi that took us to the apartment. He paid for the cab himself. He really was in a hurry to get back to the airport for another pickup. We didn't get back until after 6:00 PM. Tomorrow we have plans to go to Jerusalem. Hopefully, the luggage will show up and there won't be any unexpected occurences.