|My Three Best Buds from Smith Hall Days|
Spanky, Dottie, and Bets
The work week started, and, as usual, I was busy. Working during the day at the site and catching up with the "regular" work by night keeps me busy when I travel. This trip was no different. However, on Wednesday evening I was granted one of my wishes when Dottie, despite the tropical storm bearing down on the east coast, made the more than three hour trip to visit her old roomie. I could not have been happier!
|Dottie, Climbing the Walls at Smith Hall -- 1976|
|Dottie, Back from the Showers -- 1976|
Dottie spent two nights at the hotel with me, taking the day while I was working to visit family local to the area. When I returned to the hotel Thursday afternoon after work, I found Dottie, sitting in the lobby, rather exhausted, having just taken a walk on the beach and putting her feet in the water. Amazingly, though my hotel was right ON the beach, I never had the time to even step out and take a walk on it. Still, I was happy Dottie had.
|Dottie -- 2010 -- Love those Glasses!|
When I flew out of Florida on Friday, I was happy I'd been able to see Bets, Teach and Dottie, but sad that I did not have the opportunity to see Spanky... Next time. Next time.
And I was happy to get home to see Joe and the remnants of the 20 inches of rain. The farm took a LOT of water and Joe had his work cut out for him, getting things dried out. He was battling time to get all of his projects completed before our trip to CA, but the weather refused to cooperate. So, once again, we had to accept that those things not yet completed would simply have to await our return. Nevertheless, we took time to share our last watermelon of the harvest before getting ready for our trip.
|Another Delicious Melon|
Saturday we flew out of Newport News, VA, headed for Atlanta, where we would connect with our flight to San Diego, CA.
The trip was alright, though I was not impressed that we were seated in the middle of the ENTIRE University of San Diego Football team, as they traveled home from their loss to Jacksonville earlier that afternoon. I am ALWAYS in a seat near a very noisy baby or child....not this time, this time we were in the middle of about 30 or so BIG kids... VERY, VERY noisy big kids. Forget about sleeping on the plane. I did doze off a time or two, but it was not nearly as relaxing as I'd hoped! Still, we survived and at a little after 1 AM we checked into our hotel room.
|Hotel Balcony and San Diego Skyline|
|Ummm,,,not so yummy pizza|
|Sun and Flag in San Diego Harbor Fog|