Finally! High speed internet access. I haven't been able to upload pictures or post entries. Being on the road can be hectic. Every time I think I get a moment or two to write, I realize how very tired I am, and I fall asleep. When there are things to do, places to go and people to see, I don't notice how little sleep I'm running on. I can go for hours (days even) without stopping.
Cheryl and I have been fighting a cold from day one. Hers has been a losing battle. I've been able to keep it mostly at bay. [knock wood] Thank God for echinacea, vitamin C and zinc. I imagine the lack of sleep, the colder weather and zero nutrients do wonders for our immune systems.
Our first night was spent at the Los Angeles airport, trying to get a flight to Boston with standby tickets. All flights were overbooked. We kept getting bumped from flight to flight. After twelve hours we eventually opted for an available flight to the nearest city in the northeast: Newark, NJ. That's where we rented our car.
We still had to drive to Boston to get our luggage. Apparently it had no problem getting a direct flight from LA. Has anyone driven in Boston lately? Getting to the airport terminal and picking up our luggage was the easiest task of the entire trip. But leaving Boston was nearly impossible. Endless construction. No street signs. No lines/lanes painted on major throughways. It was kinda funny and a little scary. A combination of Hotel California (You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave) and National Lampoon's European Vacation (Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament).
We finally arrived in my home town thirty hours after the start of our journey. [a trip that could've taken eight hours, door-to-door] Little did we know then that would be just the beginning of many mini-adventures this past week.
More to come ... remember, we have standby tickets for our return flight as well. Let the adventures continue!