We arrived at 770 at 8:30 a.m. New York time, Sivan 30 (July 2). The place was deserted. We subsequently found out that the Rebbe had waited for us until quite late. A few hardy and close relatives and friends were waiting for our group's arrival. They whisked away our weary travelers to more comfortable and luxurious quarters.

What a difference this was to the welcome we received the year before at 3:30 in the morning when the Rebbe greeted us personally. Then again, nothing will ever compare to our first charter or recapture the excitement and thrills of that first unforgettable experience.