Our group of 51, escorted by one PC Benin Staff (Go Geraldine!), successfully navigated through Dulles and arrived unscathed in Brussels. It was an easy flight with short periods of seat buckled turbulence. It's hard to assess what the best way to sleep is as it's now 2 am EST, 7 am in Benin, 8 am in Brussels and we have a 6 hour layover ahead of us. Luckily we arrive late enough tonight that it will be relatively easy to fall asleep.
I'm so excited about finally getting to Benin after what feels like months (years) of planning. I think we'll all breath a deep sigh of relieve when we finally touch ground in Africa.
Now off to find a waffle!