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Home again home again

April 19th, 2004 · 1 Comment

home again, home again, jiggity jog

I was humming the children’s song with these lyrics on my way home. Well, that is, I was humming along – until I spent too much time looking at this:


On my way home my first flight was delayed 75 minutes and my second flight (which I barely caught) was delayed a while as well. I had read most of The Great Gatsby before the plane left the ground!

Soon I had exhausted my stacks of reading material, scribbled a few posts with pen and paper (no laptop battery) and succumbed to the temptation of watching the in-flight movie (maybe more on that later). The best part though to me is always the bonding that happens with fellow passengers during these little trials. One neighbor asked me if I had brought food and insisted on giving me a granola bar as we were rushing off the plane to make our connections…

My travel involves several segments (5 connections) to make it from Boston to Bainbridge Island. After the airport, I took a limo to catch the ferry. Despite my hopes and prayers – and the assurances of the driver – I raced up the concrete stairs to the terminal and saw the 11:15 boat sailing out into the Sound. I was pretty tired at that point, and wanting to be home, but talking with Ted helped me stay awake and survive the next hour until the 12:45 boat. The joy of cell phones :)! Although I’m a bit more awake now – after getting a second wind and cup of cocoa in the lobby – I feeling much better and enjoying home life again. I do think my sleeping and eating may take a while to catch up (noticing that I’ve almost been awake 24 hours now!)

I’ve shared with Ted some of my stories and showed him the photos and bag of Chinatown treats I brought home. I hope to find some time soon to share those here…well, except the almond cookies and melon cakes..will have to settle for digital images of those 😉

It was a great trip. I was happy and excited to go. And I’m glad to be home.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Chip Gibbons // Apr 19, 2004 at 10:36 am

    Welcome home, Julie.

    All those connections are a pain aren’t they? Hope you had a nice time. I look forward to hearing about your trip.