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Adventures of Our Traveling Cat


Flying Back Home Again!

Our son drove us to Portland International Airport for our red-eye flight to Chicago International Airport. After dropping us off with two large suitcases and Hemmes,  we quickly hugged and said, “See you soon!”

We landed in Chicago at 5:30 in the morning! Chicago at night is mesmerizing. 

At 8 am, we sat in the United Airlines lounge, where we stayed the day waiting for our flight to Amsterdam in the late afternoon. Although many other travelers experienced long delays or cancellations due to the winter storms throughout the country, we, thankfully, had no delay with our flight.

We arrived at 9:30 am at Schiphol in Amsterdam. Our luggage arrived immediately, we had a flawless connection with the train and bus, and within 2.5 hours, we were back home.

Our Traveling Cat

With this final 2022 post about our travels in the United States, I want to honor our companion, our 13-year-old cat, Hemmes, who has shown himself to be an experienced traveler. We, in fact, follow Hemmes where he goes since only some Airbnb or hotels accept a pet! Is he a happy camper because he controls our travel itinerary? We believe he is because he always observes a new situation with his tail fully raised (meaning confidence in a cat’s body language) and falls asleep under his special blanket while purring.