Monday, November 03, 2008

And the Adventure begins - sort of

REI Girl's big adventure was to begin today - and it did - Sort of..
We had a great evening with the family in Portland - running around getting last minute things and helping my sister pick paint colors (they have to repaint the entire interior of their house due to the smoke damage - and they are still staying in a hotel and will be for a few more weeks!) Had a great dinner - Uncle Paul's Prime Rib - yum! My sis got me set up on Facebook so I could visit with all the girls...

This morning (after a little big sis-little sis bonding)....

(Embassy Suites does a great free breakfast)...We made a few visits to the paint store, wasted time painting test samples (not really wasted ) - but just trying to pass the time before we could leave for the airport.... Molly was pretty anxious by this point, but off she went with a skip in her step - headed for Tanzania via Amsterdam and Nairobi. I started home over the mountains - trying to beat the daylight and the predicted snow storm. I made it - but alas REI Girl did not - her flight was canceled!! After she spent two hours on the runway. But all is well - flight is rescheduled for tomorrow - two plane changes instead of three. Molly solved most of it herself (would have been a lot easier if she had kept her cell phone instead of giving it to me to bring home!) I had to make changes to the ground transportation arrange as well...hurray for the internet, e-mail and an 11 hour time difference. Molly gets to stay at my sis's home-away-from-home again! So tomorrow - the adventure begins - again - and I'll get some sleep and de-stress!

2 comments:

Kukka-75 said...

Hope it all goes well now and the REI girl has a grate adventure! It has been quite grey here but now there is some sunny moments so I must go outside and quickly =)

Pat K said...

Hope she has a great trip - and a safe one - and no more delays.