Sunday, February 20, 2011

Vacation is over. O-V-E-R.

I am back in Boston after a long, grueling travel day yesterday. I knew it would be bad because travel these days usually means delays, changes etc. But of course the fact that it was 18 degrees at my destination made it all that much harder to bear.

There was a really strong windstorm in Tucson yesterday. I have never seen anything quite like it. The mountains were almost totally obscured due to the intense dust blowing around. I know it is dusty there but to see it thick as fog was quite a revelation.

Some flights were delayed and others had to unload some passengers and move them to other planes since they had too much weight for the amount of wind. Our plane was delayed for mechanical reasons. We were stuck on the tarmac for almost an hour while the mechanic tried to determine what was wrong with the plane. He couldn’t figure it out and so had to call someone…HUH????? Now that is a little scary.

He did finally fix the plane, and we left after the paperwork was filled out. Some people missed their connecting flights but we just made our flight from Dallas to Boston. So on we went through some of the bumpiest flying I have ever been through. The wind, it seems,  had followed us to Boston. We landed a little after midnight and the cold hit me like a wall. I almost started to cry but I was too cold. We fell into bed and unpacked this morning.

The snow and ice are still here. Yes the snow banks are slightly smaller. But not enough. I won’t be happy until they are totally gone. And yes, all the problems I left here were still here waiting for me right where I left them.

Thank God for vacations. There just aren’t enough of them. Tomorrow I will know I am really back when I return to work.


Robbie said...

Glad you had a good trip! Back to reality isn't easy is it! Keep working's worth it to get to retirement!

Roberta Warshaw said...

I am trying hard to be patient, but I am so ready to retire tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing your photos of your trip. Sorry you went back to the same old cold crap. I hope your winter is over soon.

Bobbie Casey said...

What a wonderful photo. Love it. Glad you are back.
Just breath.