Tuesday afternoon, 12:45 p.m.
As I posted on Facebook earlier this morning, today is a big day.
I made two big goals for 2016--to fly on a plane (I have not flown since my stroke and it has been almost six years since my last flight from Phoenix to Denver when my youngest nephew was born.) I do not like to fly. My dad is an aerospace engineer and has explained many times how a plane flies. I could explain it too. My head understands it perfectly, but my heart freaks out.My other big goal is to get my driver's license, which will be a summer project, for sure.
Today is a big day because Mom, Dad and I are packed for eight days and leaving for the airport in about an hour to fly to San Diego this evening! We are staying in Leucadia, just minutes from where I used to live. in an area that feels very much like home.
Maddie is already settled in at my sister's house, ensconced with her cousins. She will be super spoiled and tired and sleep a bunch and will probably get a weekend in Winter Park, to boot. I hate leaving her behind and am already looking forward to an terrific night's snuggle when we get home next Thursday!
I am much more excited about being there and seeing friends and going to Sea World than I am about the actual flying part of the trip!
But I will remind myself of the ocean up the hill from where we are staying in Leucadia and Mexican food at Juanita's and Especial Norte and favorite places from when I lived there in 2003-2006 (coffee at Pannikin for sure!) and it will be fine! Plus, " underneath are the everlasting arms" that hold up the plane better than physics. It says so in Deuteronomy somewhere...
I decided just 17 minutes ago to take my laptop along, so I do hope to blog at least once and will, of course, post a bunch on Twitter and Facebook as always.
As for Colorado: Snow away and be as cold as you like. I don't care...I will be at the beach!And, yes, I will wave at the ocean for you--and at any dolphins I see... (fingers crossed!)
Much love to all,