Thursday, February 28, 2013

You can't get there from here.

I hate flying.

It's a very unpleasant experience that we all have to put up with if we intend to go anywhere that's a long distance.  Retired Mountain Man and I drove to Spokane on Thursday night so that we could catch a plane to Fort Lauderdale the following morning.  On Friday we got up at 5:00 a.m. and flew 3773 miles to reach Fort Lauderdale at 11:00 p.m.  Our pilot said we were fortunate because we landed 20 minutes early.  Cool!  Except it turned out the baggage handlers in F.L. could not unload luggage when it's raining so we proceeded to wait over an hour for them to unload our luggage onto the ramp.  We were finally in our hotel room by 12:30 a.m.

We were crabby.

The next morning things began to look a little bit better.   It was a beautiful day.   Remember that positive thinking goal I was working on?   It was still around as long as my Red Dot was not moving.

We fill out our 100th form that says Princess, the hotel, the tour guides and the bus driver are NOT liable for anything that happens to us on our cruise.

Linda posing her best profile on the transfer bus.

Waiting for "Sail Away". 

We're off!

OK!  We are finally having fun!
Leaving F.L.
 (You couldn't pay me enough to ever live there)


We finally meet this lovely couple, Martin and Martha.  We were scheduled to go on a cruise with them last year, but it was cancelled at the last minute.

 Martha spent most of the trip with a Red Dot somewhere on her neck, working it's way up to her forehead.  ("You need to wear your blue shirt on formal dress night!"   "Yes, we are going to have our photo taken, Martin".)  

Notice he's not wearing a blue shirt.  The Red Dot is out!

The first sunset.

I hope this babies keep running for the next ten days. 

Destination:  Aruba, 1094 nautical miles.


isthereanymorepie said...

What a great picture of Linda and Malcolm!!!! I'm glad you had a great time. It looked like so much fun.

Julie said...

It looks like you had so much fun! I am so happy for you! But, what is that big yellow thing in the sky?