Andrew and I had a few hours in the morning before we had to head to the airport for our flight out of India and into the U.A.E. We walked down to the beach, ate at our favorite ‘German Bakery’ (ran by a really sweet Nepalese couple), and picked up some Bebinca (a Goan desert we forgot to try together) to taste with Kate when we arrived in the U.A.E.
We were excited to get out of the country and spend New Year’s Eve in the U.A.E. until we arrived to the airport and discovered our first flight was delayed and then we were told we would be able to get on the flight out of Mumbai the following night. As in New Years Eve arriving at the airport. “No, that’s not possible.” Andrew said firmly to the airline clerk. We were told to wait. Andrew was stressed we weren’t going to be able to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the desert. I waited, willing the airline to ‘make it work.’ And then, magically, it did. We were able to get onto the earlier flight to Mumbai, made our flight from there to Dubai, and not only were we reunited with Kate, but Biggie was waiting for us outside of the airport as well!
Biggie is Kate’s adorable dog that stayed with us for a few weeks in Korea when Kate was out of the country. We both got a little attached to him. I really wanted to get a dog in Korea, but Andrew wouldn’t let me. Not really at all, but when I miss my family’s dog, or get frustrated at my lifestyle that doesn’t include a dog of my own, I take it out on Andrew and “blame him” for not letting me have a dog. This gets him all riled up, because he wants a dog just as much as I do. (Maybe more, but don’t tell him I admitted it!) Alas, He was/is right: Korea’s small apartments, and now, traveling around the world just aren’t conducive to having a dog. I digress. Point is, we were excited to stay with Kate, and even more excited to stay with Kate AND Biggie!