The long part of the trip came when I had a "panic" attack and decided I didn't want to fly home. Instead, we kept our rental car and drove. I could have been home in five hours, instead I elected a thirty-six hour trip because I'm a big ol' wuss. :) The plane trip to California was bumpy, uncomfortable, and seemed endless, and I think the worst thing for me is the confinement that makes my claustrophobia surface. I'm so lucky I have an understanding and patient husband. The good news is I now have a credit I can apply to another trip...perhaps Kelly can go visit his mom. :)
It's always fun to compare wrinkles with my female classmates, so here's a few photos to attest to the fact that I have some to share:
|The female classmates|
|All classmates who came, including two brave guys|
|Me signing books for my friends. Looks like I was thirsty!|
We also had a wonderful visit with my mother, brother and his wife and a scrumptious dinner at Northwood's Inn. Also got to see my friend, Leta, grandmother to Ryan Sheckler. I gave her a book, hoping he might hold one and take a picture. A few years back, I featured a picture of him that she'd sent me, and to this day, that page continues to be the one that gets the most views. Hey...everyone...I'm sort of Ryan's aunt. *lol* Stay tune for a Ryan feature again.
I couldn't believe how much the price of food and gas are in California. I might shed one of those chins you see in the picture above if I stayed there long enough. *lol*