Kerry (Cottage on the Hill) had the bright idea to take a group with her to Houston this year....so here we are......off to Houston, via Portland, New York and places in between!
Cardy and I are rooming together.....hmmmmm......I hope she has her earplugs!! After a long, and thankfully, smooth flight with little or no sleep we landed in LA and after checking in with immigration we caught a connecting flight to Portland where we will be having a class with Bonnie Sullivan and Kathy Schmitz....but first things first......to check into the hotel and find a place to eat.....great meal and Nate our waiter introduced me to the house specials, vodka cocktails.....I think I need to sleep soon!! Maybe!! Five of the girls couldn't resist the cheap iPads in the duty free shop yesterday, today, whenever.....and there is a lesson going on the hotel lobby at the moment....with FB posts and blog posts being written......IPads being set up.....apps bought.......and lots of laughter!
We have found everyone to be friendly and helpful.....one young lady almost missing her bus as she gave us directions to the hotel...loving our US experience so far!!!!! did I say we found a great place to eat??? That served great vodka cocktails????
Cardy and I just after take off yesterday......weren't looking quite as chipper this morning!!
Filling in immigration forms.....nothing to declare.....
Watching our progress to LA...this was after several movies and episodes of Big Bang Theory.......even managed a bit of stitching.....but the light wasn't that great and the gold plated book light I bought at the airport didn't come with batteries......reading the fine print on the box would have helped!
I must mention that Rose is happily ensconced at home being thoroughly spoilt by Margaret who is looking after her (and the house)... I am pretty sure by the time I get home in a couple of weeks Rose will probably be sleeping in the bedroom instead of in the laundry! She loves Margaret who has been coming around and taking her for walks over the past few weeks so Rose gets to know her..Rose has been lapping that up!!
Enough for tonight.....not sure what time it is at home....but I need to sleep now.........
'Til next time..............Lorraine