We left our hotel at 10 am Rio time yesterday, and we arrived at the Ottawa international airport at 9 am this morning. We flew from Rio to Sao Paulo and took a one-hour shuttle bus from the domestic airport to the international one! We were delighted to see Marc Cardinal Ouellet waiting for our same flight from Sao Paulo to Toronto - our overnight flight. We had to go through security three times: in Rio, in Sao Paulo, and in Toronto, because of immigration. Most of us came home with a cold, and some of us still have indigestion, and we are all tired from the lack of sleep, but we made it back home safely without any delays! My umbrella that I got in Rio didn't make it back safely though. I couldn't bring it on the plane, so the airport staff taped it to my luggage and put it in a plastic bag and wrapped more tape, but the umbrella still came back bent in a few places, so I had to throw it out.