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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Flying Blue Monday

Smiling Sally
Sharing a part of my recent flying with Sally and her Blue Monday friends.  For some of the best blues ever, go to http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
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It is a headache to get to the airport from my house. When I fly, I give myself plenty of time to get there and go through security.  I had much rather wait at the airport than be stressed out in traffic. On this day, when I left home, it was raining which made things worse. However, before departure time, it cleared up and the sun was shining when we took off. I flew on one of the newer planes, AIRBUS A319.  It had the smaller seats and only seated eight in first class. Seats in coach(where I sat) are three on each side. It was a nice flight, but upon arrival, pouring down rain and rained all that day. However, the rest of my stay, the sun came through bright and clear.




This was the plane I flew on.
This is what you see when you are seated.  Stewardess rarely talk, all done through this monitor.  Even the announcements from the caption.
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The return flight was not as pleasant as the going.  The plane was delayed for over an hour for mechanical problems. I had scheduled the return flight where I would get back home before dark.  As a result of this delay, the time changing, it was dark, so much road construction and raining at DFW, I was very stressed. I cannot see very well at night to drive and very seldom do so. The lights blind me and with the construction, you do not know where to go or get off the freeway.   Needless to day, I enjoyed the trip, but there is no place like home.


 

17 comments:

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Blue Monday, LV!
At least you made it home safely :) Home sweet home... there is no place like home!

lina@family tips said...

Be more careful to drive during rainy weather. It's always nice to be home again.
Enjoying your shots!

SmilingSally said...

Hi La Voice,

I'm so glad you got to spend time with your sister and BIL. I'm sure they loved having you.

Planes are a chore, but a necessary one.


Happy Blue Monday!

bj said...

I would rather do most anything other than FLY....and drive, at night, in the rain, thru construction....bless your heart...
so glad you had a good time while you were there.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, LV!

I know what you mean about night driving. I would rather avoid it. I thought you were going to tell us you checked into the airport hotel in Dallas! I missed a flight once due to plane repairs and had to spend the night at the airport. It wasn't bad. Glad you had a nice visit in Mississippi. I was through there a while back.

Happy Blue Monday!

Sheila

Adam said...

Happy Veterans Day

TexWisGirl said...

i don't like night driving either - especially in rain - and worse thru tight construction zones! glad you made it back okay.

NanaDiana said...

Glad you got home safe and sound. You are right- as much fun as traveling might be there is no place like home- xo Diana

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great shots of your trip and glad you had more sun than rain ~ You are right ~ 'no place like home.' ~ HBM ~ carol, xxx

Jan n Jer said...

You have described the very reason I have not flown anywhere for a few years now. Lucky for me I live close within driving distance to most of the family. Glad your home safe and sound!!!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Oh you poor dear... but I'm glad you got home safely! That construction seems to be everywhere we turn, and we're smack dab in the middle of it! I avoid it at all costs!
Glad you had a nice visit!

Terra said...

It sounds like your visit and the flight there were enjoyable and the return trip with the delay and driving in the dark, not so much.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Glad you made it home safely.Yes,home is always the best.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Flying is kind of a necessary evil these days isn't it? You are very brave to drive from that busy busy airport after dark. I hate driving at night. Glad you're safe home and that you had a good time.

Joy H said...

Glad you had a good trip but you are right there is no place like home! Have a great week :)

Anni said...

Sounds like quite an adventure! I'm glad you made it home again!

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi LV, Wow, you had quite an experience with your visit to see your sister. This post is a very good journal of your flying experience. I personally do not like to fly anymore. However, it is the best and fastest way to get where you want to be for the most part. I am glad you had good weather for your visit. Love the photos. Good job. I dislike driving at night for the same reasons. I am glad you are home safe and sound.

Happy Blue Monday.
Love, Jeanne