Love the story and glad everyone arrived safely!
It's very true that cats hate change and especially hate cages; my cat also hates her carrier. She also cries to Jesus when I have to take her in her carrier in the car.
Siamese are aslo notorious "talkers"--very vocal and very diva-ish. They originally lived with royalty, and it shows (: But they are wicked smart and very loyal and loving cats, not to mention absolute beauties--please post a pic when you get a chance!
Your post reminded me of this as well: