I was a little afraid that my pilot would be raptured while we were in the air, but apparently he was enough of a sinner that he was able to land the plane safely.
But mostly I just knitted. This photo reminds me of the last time I flew--a similar photo in the Frankfurt airport sometime in the middle of the night...
|Dallas Fort-Worth May 2011|
|Frankfurt, Germany September 2010|
I wondered many times what the point of all that self-imposed torture was, but of course we want to get places quickly these days and can't stand it when we are delayed by hours or days. Perhaps a little Buddhist perspective might get me through the next one... increase compassion, try to talk to fellow travelers (if absolutely necessary), and let the little wheelchair ladies go in front of you in line. Who knows, maybe I'll get lucky and get to sit by a guide dog.
I am looking down the mouth of another airplane trip (I'll be carbon off-setting these flights forever) and I really hope the next blog post doesn't include a photo with knitting and a sleeping guy in the Detroit or Chicago airports.
Guess what-- coming home I couldn't get out of Gulfport and finally got a flight from Memphis to ABQ (a day and 8 hours of driving later) which stopped in, you guessed it, Dallas. Joining the throngs of cranky air travel people in Dallas for another terminal tour and then I finally made it home.
But, despite the flying difficulties, I had a fantastic weekend... here are some highlights.
|Osprey nest seen from Papa John's boat tour. See the baby?|
|Alligator, also on the boat tour. We didn't feed any of the kids to this old lady.|
|And because of the drive north to Memphis I got to see Clark play baseball. He was awesome.|
|Walking on the beach in Gulfport.|
And this is Jiggy. He should be my mascot. He was chewed up by a Rottweiler and put together by Emily's brother-in-law (who is actually a veterinarian fortunately). He is one tough little dude. Sometimes his eyeballs still pop out, but Dr. J just pops them back in. Sometimes you've gotta be tough.