Monday, November 17, 2008

We're home!

Quick trip, no pictures, lot's of driving. We started out Friday morning at Sky Harbor. Boarded the plane and sat...and sat...full flight, no 2 seats to be found together. And we sat. After about 30 minutes the pilot informed us that the plane was not going anywhere due to a computer chip problem. Better to find that out on the ground than in the air. Get off the plane and sit and wait for another plane. Just where do they stash these extra planes? Only took them about an hour and we were back on the plane again. Bumpy flight to Ontario. Santa Ana winds and fires everywhere. Long drive from Ontario to Apple Valley. Rush hour traffic. Good thing Jason knows short cuts! Got to spend a few hours playing with the grandkids and we were off to the motel. Up early and back to the house to pick up Jason to take him to LAX. There were alot more fires burning by then. Freeway were closed. It's a good thing we left early! Dropped Jason off for his 15 hour flight to Thailand. Now we're off to Hollywood to see The Peddlers oldest son Jimmy. He has a place in Los Felizes that is just gorgeous. Up in the hills where the old time movie stars used to live. From there, out to lunch at a real Hollywood outdoor cafe. Great people watching opportunity there. So diverse! From there Jim gave us a great tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, all of the theaters, The Chinese Theater. It was fun, and he's quite the tour guide.
From there we were off to Yucca Valley to see Catie and Adam. About a two hour drive unless you count the time we spent parked on the freeway because of an accident. Made it to Yucca and had dinner with them. The Peddler loved the restaurant but the rest of us didn't. Japanese food is definitely not my thing. Especially Sushi, which The Peddler loved. Yuk! Breakfast the next morning with Catie and Adam at Route 62 Diner. Yumm! I saw someone I had known since Junior High. Boy, did he look old! Can I really be this old? Finished breakfast, said Good-bye (which I hate) and 6 hours back to AZ. I told you it was a quick trip and lot's of driving!

DAM did good. She apparently didn't see the mouse. Maybe he moved out on his own! Maverick is still kicking. I guess you could say all is good!

13 comments:

Tina said...

glad your back and your trip went well and hugs and kisses were given and gotten..

Lindsey said...

Glad your back, sorry for all the driving but glad it was jam packed with family. I'm right there with ya on the Sushi (gross) and everyone seems to love it these days.

Everyone is safe from the fires right?

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Glad to hear you made it back through the fires.

I'm with you and Lindsey - YUCKO on the sushi!! I can eat a lot of different oriental foods as long as they're cooked. But RAW is just gross!!

Inside The Bungalow said...

Welcome home!!

My Three Sons Designs said...

Hey, I must have just missed you in hollywood! Hope things are going well on Robson street...I miss it!

Judy said...

Glad you are back and not singed! Sound like a "power trip" to me! Am glad you and the Peddler had a good time.

Sushi??!! ICK!! Somehow uncooked fish just doesn't appeal to me. Bring on the steak and potatoes!! LOL!! Just kidding!

Joy said...

Wow ~ that trip made my head spin. Glad to have you home, safe and sound. All reminded me of 1) why I hate to fly and 2) that I don't miss the trips to Malibu to see DD at school during "natural disaster season," as Pepperdine would call it.

Heartinmyhand said...

I'm wiped out just reading about your trip. Glad all went well

House of Hullabaloo said...

It sounds like it was a fun trip! Did you take pictures?

carlene federer said...

Dang girl, sounds like you need a vacation from your vacation, lol!

Maija said...

That was a long quick trip!
I'd like to send Jennifer a card- would you kindly send me her addy?

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Check out the Mystic blog, Kim!! You have an award coming you way!!

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

You,re home....but where did you go?? Your blogging has gone missing.....