Friday, October 19, 2012

Leaving.....oooooops....LEFT on a jet plane!

It has been a longish day! Up at sparrows fart to catch a flight to Sydney...met the rest of the clan at the International terminal and the fun began!





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

19 comments:

Joolz said...

Just wondering, how do you do stitching without scissors to cut thread? I didn't think they'd allow scissors on the flight....

Have a super trip!

Cheers - Joolz

Anne said...

Have a fabulous time. You're so close right now yet so far!

Susan said...

Loving the updates. Watch those vodka cocktails and have a great time. So jealous that you're meeting Kathy Schmitz.

Darlene said...

Welcome to the USA - have fun!

Sue SA said...

Ohh how exciting, have fun for me, will be looking forward to hearing and seeing all the sights!

shez said...

wow what a fantastic journey for you all,enjoy it all girls.xx

Karen said...

So glad your trip has been wonderful so far - you can't beat a good vodka cocktail lol. Keep us posted if you can - have fun fun fun :).

Hugs - karen

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

This is going to be fun even for us.......look forward to all posts Loz....x

May Kristin said...

Have tons of fun! :-)

Shay said...

Keep these posts coming. My holiday is a distant memory and Im planning to live vicariously through yours !

It always feels so good to get where you're going after such a long flight ...

I'll have a vodka cocktail thanks!

Katie said...

Welcome to the US. Glad you're having a good time! :-)

Amanda said...

I'm with Shay and living vicariously through you. Have a great time.

Daisy Jayne said...

looking forward to seeing and hearing the adventures.

Sue said...

Lucky you. Houston is on my bucket list to do. Have a great time. Look forward to the updates.

Kris said...

Yep. Living vicariously here too! Have a great time!

Chocolate Cat said...

I need lots and lots of updates!! Wish I was there! Great photo of you and Carey, 2 of my favorite people xx

Deb R said...

Woohoo I didnt realise everyone was on such a wonderful trip!! Take lots of pics, cant wait to see all your wonderful purchases too. Enjoy!!!!

Sheryl said...

Just having a bit of a blog catch up and look at you two... WOW ! have fun, I will be eagerly waiting for each up date.....

DAWNIE said...

Am sure you will have a great time in such good company. I am there in spirit. Enjoy.