Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Taste of Travel.

We've been on the road and therefore there have been no blog updates for a few days. We left the hospitality of Jonathan and Dewi in Los Altos Hills and drove to Albany on Thursday morning. We dropped our luggage off at Eddie and Lisa and then made our way to Folsom, for a meeting. We had a nice drive through California, Luckily there was a large outlet mall close by, so blackwifeo had somewhere to shop while I met. We drove back to Albany (2 hours) after the meeting and had an excellent evening with E+L and the kids. Lovely kids.

Our rental car, a Hyundai Genesis performed spectacularly. What a nice vehicle. It has every bell and whistle you could hope for and has a smooth ride. It's a bit of a gas guzzler, but hey, you can't have everything.

Friday morning bright (well not so bright) and early we drove over the Bay Bridge to San Fransisco airport. The weather was not good and there was already a large backup over the bridge but we got to the airport with plenty of time. This is not a good time to be traveling anywhere. The Christmas rush is on and the airport and planes were packed to capacity. Everything was running late (they have the weather to blame). We were fortunate to get to Houston with only a half hour delay. Brother Arnie was waiting for us at the airport, we dropped off our luggage and went straight to Friday night dinner with the family at Barry and Laura. After a good meal and birthday cake (Sydney turned three) we arrive back at Arnie and Olive were we both collapsed from exhaustion. It is strange - I am not fully over my jetlag yet. It has been more than a week, but I have not been stressing, just not sleeping well. This morning I'm up before the sun and hoping to do some school work.

I hope you enjoyed the little taste of what it's like to travel with the blacko family.

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