We left Monday morning around 4:30 am. Flying out of Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee, trying to avoid O’Hare. But I should have known better! Air traffic was heavy so the air traffic controllers in O’Hare sent us out over Lake Michigan, adding 10 minutes to our flight. Not bad, right?
Weather was bad in Houston-our layover-so it added another 10 minutes. Our layover in Houston was only 45 minutes before our next flight to Los Angeles left. Now we had 20 minutes of the 45 gone-uh oh! The plane was small so all carry on luggage had to be checked at the entrance to the plane, so when we departed we had to wait for it. Another 5-10 minutes. My husband’s, daughter’s and her fiancée’s luggage came off first. Then we waited…last bag, oh yeah-mine!
Did I mention the weather was bad in Houston? (My bag and clothes were soaked through-I found that out when I opened my bag at our hotel in California.)
We ran to the gate for our next plane-the gate had been changed. I asked an airline rep and she gave me the new gate. We had to go to another terminal and every terminal required a tram ride. The plane wasn’t there. It wasn’t even a valid gate number! We found another rep that sent us to another gate. No plane. We found a service counter for United that checked for us. Our plane was already gone!
The reps at Delta were WONDERFUL! No problems, they booked us out on the next plane that had four seats. To kill the time we took our pictures with the George W Bush statue! LOL! We flew out within 2 hours. We arrived 2 hours late, as that plane was early! Woo hoo! All in all the plane flights worked. I had to rearrange the car rental pick up time, but did that from the Houston Airport. Everyone at the George W Bush Airport in Houston were wonderful no matter how crabby I was!
We finally got to LA and the weather was beautiful. The rental car place (Thrifty) was fast and efficient. They told us to go out and pic whatever car we wanted in the ‘C’ section, keys in the ignition. Cool! We picked a white Kia. Roomy enough for 5 of us the trunk was HUGE! It fit all our bags and carry ons and still had room.
Tuesday we went to Santa Monica Pier. It was great. Lots of sun and sea and sand. We bought souvenirs we could use. Beach towels! Me and my daughter got ones that had the state of California and flowers around the edges. Her fiancée got a green one and my DH got one that said Route 66. (We are a bit fanatical-we’ve made many stops on the original route 66)
While we were at the pier we saw pelicans, seagulls, terns. I was hugely excited! There were dolphins and seals! Seals were extremely good at hiding in the water, only lifting out after your camera took a picture of the water! Darn it! But the dolphins appeared to like the camera. We managed a couple of shots.
Then we got to play at the beach. I love the water. My daughter went in up to her hips and got out. Her fiancée went in to his knees and got out. My DH went in to just past his ankles and to take pictures of me frolicking in the water. It was damn cold! But if you stayed in it, it warmed up. I got wet up to my neck. Mainly because I got adventurous and a wave knocked me on my butt! So I stayed in and played. I love the ocean and the one thing I miss about not living in California is the ocean. I loved being on a ship when I was in the Navy and being able to go to the beach whenever I wanted.
Wednesday we went to a game show taping! My daughter is a huge fan and signed up for tickets even before we booked the plane tickets-or at least it seemed that way! We had to sign some sort of agreement not to mention the show until after the taping shows which will be sometime next year. It was hugely fun. We had to be there by 10:00am to get ready to go in the gate at 11:00am. We got there, filled out the above named paperwork, and stood in line. When we went in we had to tell where we lived, our age and professions. But we can post our pictures. Go figure. Enjoy mine. My family wanted it just so they could look at it and laugh!
Yes I was a dinosaur!
Tomorrow we head down to Camp Pendleton to pick up our son for the weekend. I’m excited and I understand he has some news for us. If it’s what I think it is, it is unwelcome news and will add more grey to my hair!
On Friday we plan on going to muscle beach at Venice! Woo hoo! I’ll see if I can sneak the camera from my husband for some real yummy pics. 😀 If not, SORRY! I’ll enjoy for you all!
Have a very merry and safe labor day! I’m going to be out having even more fun! If you’re looking for reading material…
(didn’t think I’d let you get away without a plug did you?)
Will their love be strong enough to break down her barriers? Could she truly be destined to love two dragons?
Today Annie’s dragons will shift and fulfill her every desire, which means a fiery threesome—and true love.
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