I have had the most amazing time, met new people, seen some fab sights, caught up with friends and family and faced (and conquered) some of my fears and phobias....not the least of which was my fear of flying! I was also a little apprehensive about travelling on my own on the US/London/US leg of the trip....but I discovered that you are never really alone when you travel.....there are loads of people waiting for the same plane/bus/train....signs are plentiful ....and there is always someone to talk to or ask questions......and I found I quite enjoyed it!
Spending the night in Adelaide with Rhiannon and Wade before heading home tomorrow to be re-united with Miss Rose.....who has been waiting at home being thoroughly spoilt by the house sitter......hopefully she will still be talking to me! I am sure she will come around eventually!
If I was to do a "best" / "worst" list from the holiday the best flight would have to be the flight back from LA to Sydney last night with Virgin Australia....lots of leg room and due to the flight not being fully booked lots of room to stretch out and sleep....smooth flight...best landing ....all in all...a big thank you to Virgin Australia!
Worst flight of the trip actually had nothing to do with the actual flight...more to do with the passenger on my left who spent the entire time searching out split ends in her hair and biting them off....eeeeeeuuuuuuwww!!!
My last day in LA was spent with Cheryl (polka dots and rick rack) She wasn't deterred by blocked roads and traffic chaos due to passengers trying to get to the airport to travel for Thanksgiving and a Teamsters protest near LAX (and my hotel) and we spent a lovely few hours chatting ......always great to meet a blogger who you have been talking to on line for years - it was like we had known each other forever! We were so busy talking we didn't take pics!! Yikes I am slipping! ......I did take a pic today of the lovely gifts Cheryl made for me.........Thank you so much Cheryl...I love them.
So....back to "normal" now.......holiday time is always a bit surreal so it will be nice to get back into routine......I hope I can remember who I am and what it is I do! I am sure someone will remind me :)
Time to hang up the travel pillow and boarding passes for a while......
'Til next time..............Lorraine