I don’t know who said that but I hope they’re wrong. Travel is amazing, and interesting but I wouldn’t call it fun.
I and all my devices got in the truck and made our way to Minneapolis last night. We had a short sleep in a motel, where I left the truck. Everything went so smoothly at the airport that I started wondering why. I finally realized that it’s one of the benefits of traveling solo. Don’t get me wrong – I love traveling with companions as well, but this kind of freedom has a charm all its own. I don’t have to match anyone in my likes, dislikes or pace. I can be as early or as late as I choose. I can eat or go without. I have one person to watch out for – me.
I am now safely in Arizona, sitting in the waiting area for the flight to Flagstaff. I decided to check in here with a short post because I have over four hours to wait and have to fill the time. I know it won’t be long before I will have to forget my “devices” and start experiencing this hike without them.
This is my first trip in a long time without my computer. Instead I’m using my phone for everything – it’s camera, tablet, caretaker of boarding passes, as well as communication central. What a device! And I have paired it with this tiny little bluetooth keyboard, which so far is doing a great job.
I sat next to a dog! I saw a fairly large man walking around in the gate area before the flight and noticed him because he had this tiny dog on a bright red leash. You don’t see this every day. Later, much later because I was in the last zone to board the plane, I got to my seat and there they were again. The little fella was so quite, slept all the way to Phoenix, and licked my hand when he woke up after we landed. Make me decide between sitting next to a kid or a dog, I’ll take the dog.
In addition to being a travel day, yesterday was Mother’s Day. It was so nice to spend it this year with my mom, my youngest daughter and my brother’s family. We went to church, had a wonderful family brunch that I wish I had taken a picture of but didn’t. We took walks and talked. Later, at the motel, I got a call from eldest daughter to round out the day.
So here goes four hours of waiting. I have a book to read. Food and drink is close at hand. Fun is ahead as I look forward to meeting up with brother Bob and Elizabeth. It’s hard to believe I’m here, so far from where I started this morning, in such a different place.
11 thoughts on “Getting there is half the fun…”
I have never seen a dog on a plane. I think in Australia they have to travel in the hold.
He looks a very good dog.
Keeping you in prayer as you’re blessed with this great adventure!
I appreciate the prayers – so many things can go wrong, like the headache I’m having tonight. I feel covered and peaceful.
Up up and away!
Thinking of you and wishing I was going there too! Its magical. Ill have to be content with my memories. Just thankful I have them. Love to ALL !
Aww – I love dogs and I would consider it a plus if I got to sit next to one!!
Keeping you in prayer as your blessed with this great adventure!
Sounds like fun.
Do you think? Maybe, not quite sure…
Ups and downs just like at home but your base of experience is becoming greatly enhanced.
It’s so much fun to follow you on your journey! Thanks for sharing. I wish you all the best on your hike. Godspeed!
And it is so much fun for me to share when I know someone is along with me. Thank you for being there!