Sunday, November 5, 2017

Heading Home



It was raining in PA when we left this morning. It was raining in Chicago as we passed through. And it’s now raining/sleeting in Seattle. Not very nice traveling weather. Actually “passing through” Chicago isn’t really a good description. American Airlines refused to check our luggage through to Alaska so we had to retrieve our checked bags and re-check them in on Alaska Airlines. The rub was that they weren’t open for several hours. So we hogged a table at the Starbucks next to baggage claim for several hours. 



On Saturday evening, I did get a chance to visit an old friend that I knew in Fairbanks back in the early ‘80s. He was originally from Lancaster and opted to return there. We is a very talented carpenter/artist as evidenced by the canoe. Unfortunately, it was a short visit as we needed to get packed for our 5am departure for the airport.

This post was done using BlogTouch Pro on the iPad. If you tried clicking on the wonderful rainy window photo you’ll see that nothing happens. The app uploads smaller versions of the picture to conserve bandwidth. I don’t think that there is a better solution. Someone suggested Blogo but it won’t stay running for more than a minute at a time each time creating a new blank draft post. Not very functional for me. This is on an iPad Pro.

8 comments:

Trobairitz said...

Welcome home!! That canoe is a work of art. Your friend has talent.

RichardM said...

Thank you! Yes, a very talented woodworker. That canoe really is a work of art!

Canajun said...

Your first picture reminds me of most of this past summer. :(

And Trobairitz is right - that canoe is gorgeous.

redlegsrides said...

Perhaps your friend could craft a small wooden boat to act as the tub in the sidecar rig! :)

PS: re flying and its tribulations, better you than me....

SonjaM said...

Looks nasty out there, Richard. Same here, sleet and rain and darkness. My favourite time of the year. Not!

RichardM said...

It really is a work of art!

RichardM said...

Flying was never much fun and it’s been getting worse as the years go by. Where’s that transporter...

RichardM said...

I’m not sure if I have a favorite time of year but the icy first snows would be the least favorite.