We heard through the grapevine of letters from others serving in Brazil to their parents (thanks Robeys) that Wright's flight was longer than anticipated. The schedule had him going from Seattle to Dallas and then on to San Paulo Brazil. Wright did leave from Seattle and land in San Paulo but that was the end of the similarities. Apparently something happened in Dallas, as he went from Dallas to Salt Lake City and from Salt Lake City to New York and then on to San Paulo, but San Paulo was fogged in so they circled for a while and then went to Rio to refuel. After 30 hours of travel he finally arrived in San Paulo.
Tuesday we had a party to celebrate Wright starting his mission. :)
Nothing like starting an adventure with an adventure.