Friday, January 04, 2008

Home Again

Yesterday was a long day of travel. We woke up at 4 AM to get ourselves together, scarf down a couple of "free continental breakfast" danishes, and shuttle from our motel to the airport for an early flight out of San Diego. By the time we landed in Seattle we were hungry for lunch, but alas, it was only 9:30 in the morning.

After a layover, we flew from there to Spokane, where we were greeted by my friend, Laura, of the empty Christmas house fame. She actually pulled her kids out of school early so they could all have a couple of hours to catch up and play together before we hit the road again for the long drive home. Thanks, Laura; it was perfect.

The drive across the mountains was hairy in spots. Lookout Pass, on the Idaho/Montana border, was a mess of heavy falling snow and poor visibility, but we made it home by about ten o'clock, weary and happy to be home.

This morning, we got an extra hour of sleep, as we forgot to set my little alarm clock and Andy's watch back to Mountain Standard Time after our ten days on the coast. Oh, well. The kids were late to school, but we are all more rested for it.

The wedding photographer posted a few preview photos on her blog, here. I can't wait to see the rest of them.

Here are some images from the beach in Santa Barbara (actually Goleta, just north of S.B.):

(Oh, why oh why didn't I take a photo of Don and Deana's trailer? Dang. They are in the process of a major home renovation project and are living in a travel trailer until their house is livable again. They are a family of five. We added our family of four for, count them, two nights. Yes, that would be nine people in a travel trailer from December 31 to January 2. It was comical. Happy New Year, indeed.)


alison said...

Glad you are safely home. Glad you got a bit more sleep.

Mister Ed T said...

Yes, there's no place like home, till we get home to Heaven!Thanks for the pics.
Happy New Year