Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Ramble

I'm back and I feel a bit like these seals. We got in at around eleven last night after having had a great week. However, I am like the homing pigeon and it was good to be under our own roof. Our flight was very late taking off from San Diego, and we only had minutes to spare getting from one end of the airport to the other. There was a lot of power walking going on and I can only say thank goodness for 'people walkers'. Even on those we zoomed by passengers who obviously were not in danger of missing their flight. By the time we got on the plane all seemed to be seated, but not a minute afterwards a couple got on board. They walked towards the back and the wife had a seat but there wasn't one for the husband. He got off accompanied by one of the flight attendants, and in a few minutes we saw what we assumed was an airport employee get out of her seat (it looked like she was in the airline uniform), and the man sat down about 30 rows in front of his wife.

Just under an hour later we were all getting off the plane at Dulles. It was raining steadily and after we collected our bags we decided not to wait around for the shuttle, as it was only about a mile-and-a-half easy walk to where we had parked our car. The rain felt refreshing as was the cool night air. Pulling the suitcases behind us was no problem, although when we sat down I did say something like "Eureka!" Whoever invented wheels on suitcases I could kiss them.

We found these seals on a beach in La Jolla. I'll share more photos later when I have more bounce in my step.


  1. I've seen the seals at La Jolla, Denise, in 2001. Wheeled suitcases are great aren't they. The inventor gets a round of applause from us too. A x

  2. Glad you made it safely home. I've with you about wheels on suitcases. They are lifesavers. Great shots of the seals.

  3. I love the photos of the seals!

    Traveling is fun but...there is no place like home.

    I love the suitcases with wheels. It is a must if you ever fly out/in of the airport in Atlanta!

  4. I can relate to your feelings, Denise... Getting home from a vacation is hard. I always say that I need a vacation from the vacation... ha

    Glad you had a fabulous time in San Diego. We had a great time also hiking and visiting Kentucky.... But--I'm tired today and it's hard to try to catch up on blogs.

    Get some rest... I'll try to do the same.

  5. I can't believe you actually walked 1-1/2 miles in the rain. I would have melted. LOL.

    Welcome home!

  6. Beautiful pictures!I imagine the sound of these lovely critters!Adorable post!

  7. Love the seals especially the one with close up whiskers. Its always good to get home. Not so good getting back to household chores and there seems a never ending list. We found termites in an old cupboard used for storage under our house so now we have more work and expense in irradiating them. Looking forward to more pictures.

  8. Glad to hear you mad it back and yes it is a blessing to have suitcases on wheels, makes it easy on the arms and back. Will be looking forward to seeing your pictures.

  9. Seals seem particularly good at looking relaxed.Doing nothing made into an art form almost.

  10. Love that second photo....he looks very comfortable!