Monday, August 29, 2011

Home Is Where The Dirty Laundry Is


At last.

As always, the vacation is fabulous, but coming home is just as nice.

Especially, it seems, after running around Northwest Washington for over a week, and seeing just about everything.

Let's start with air travel. Hate it/Love it. I love the actually flying part--except for the feeling of being cattle in a  boxcar--but I hate the waiting and the delays, which began instantly. Our flight out was due to leave at 10:15 AM and didn't depart until 12:45 PM. That was sort of okay, because we have a layover in DC of some three-and-a-half hours which was cut to about thirty minutes. Except that our flight out of DC was delayed 90 minutes.

Flying. Pfffft.

On the way back, our flight to Houston was delayed because that plane was coming from Newark, and some hurricane or something was causing all sorts of havoc, and we would have missed our connection in Houston. So, the ticket agent rebooked us on another flight from Seattle to Charlotte, and then from Charlotte to Columbia. Nice. Except it didn't leave for five hours.

I know.

Sad to say, the only flight arc that was on time and the least bit enjoyable was the flight from Charlotte to Columbia because it was, literally, a sixteen minute flight from, as the captain said, "wheels up to wheels down."

The poor flight attendant offered beverages as soon as we were airborne and as soon as she served them she came around to collect, them and we were down.

Headed home.

To pets who went nuts and suitcases of trinkets and dirty clothes. But I've got one more day till back to work, so that's my task.
Laundry. And making up our absence to Tuxedo.

I'll have some photos to share as the week goes on--I took about 300......Oy!--but these few are some of the high points.

High points! Get it?!?
My new favorite drink, The Lychee Cooler:
Yazi Ginger Vodka, Soho Lychee liqueur, muddled mint, fresh lime, ginger beer, ice.


froggy said...

Glad you are back safe and sound!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're home and I see you were quite thirsty this past week!

todd carr said...

welcome home, I was just in Houston. yum, that lychee cooler sounds delicious

Wonder Man said...

sounds like a nice trip

Joy said...

Glad you made it there and back safely and that you had a good trip. I'm on the campaign trail ... well, the corn dog trail.

twunty mcslore said...

Love all the pictures of cocktails, but what's a vacation without cocktails?

Googling lychee liquor...

mistress maddie said...

Oh honey welcome back!!!! I see you took my advice and took a drinking vacation!!!! It's nice to stay wet.

Biki said...

I agree with you. I both love and hate air travel. And really would it kill the airport people to make more comfortable chairs? I mean really, we are a captive audience. And some fresh air...ahh that would be most excellent.

Welcome home!

Cubby said...

I'm glad you're home.

Beth said...

Sounds like a great time! I look forward to the pictures.

I feel your pain on the air travel thing. The flying itself is no big deal to me. I tend to sack out as soon as we're airborne. But the waiting around, the walking to the other side of the airport, the security's a day-long thing anymore, and frustrating as all get out sometimes.

We love to drive when possible. That's not feasible for trips to the west coast, but Florida? Road trip!