I made it to Dubai. The flight was about as good as it gets. I got three seats across both from Seattle to D.C. and from D. C. to Dubai so since I am short, I can stretch out. I've had quite a time to rest. The flight from DC was late so I had to race through the air port to make my next flight. When I finally made the plane, my phone said "workout detected". No kidding! Now I am drinking wine and chatting with my seat mate who is a young Brittish geologist who is working with ruby mines in Mozambique.