It was so nice splitting our long travel day home into 2 days. We have never done that before. But, it made such an easier day yesterday.
We got up and the kids had time to play in the hotel pool.
The drive to Seattle was uneventful, which is perfect. It's so overcast there all the time. It's beautiful, but I know I thrive on sunshine. This would get to me if 11 months a year were like this.
Traveling is usually pretty smooth sailing for us, but yesterday was like error after error. Luckily most were quickly remedied. But, we left the hotel and Noah forgot the little worry doll under his pillow that Aunt Paula got him. Luckily, we weren't even out of the parking lot.
Then, we get to the rental car place and we are about to go up the escalator and David can't find his cell phone. He goes back. We wait. He comes back empty handed. I go back. He comes back too. And we start combing the van. Then, we found it. He stood in the trunk and leaned over the backseat to check to make sure the boys didn't forget anything and it fell out of his shirt pocket. It was black and the seats are black, so it blended perfectly.
Then, we get through security. I forgot to take the laptop out, so my bag has to be searched. Then, we are about to walk away and David notices our black bag is missing. It's still sitting at security waiting to be searched. Ugh.
Then, since I'm learning the whole credit card miles and points thing, we had free access to an airport lounge. Which is fabulous, but it was about a 15 minute walk from out gate. But, once we got there, it was so nice. Free food, free coffee, free beer and liquor (not that we had any of that), but it was great. Noah is waiting for his hot cocoa.
The plan landed on time and we literally missed this storm by maybe 30 minutes. Had it been closer, we wouldn't be able to land, and we'd be circling the airport.
This is how the sky looks with a dust storm coming.
We made it home at 9 and I made spaghetti. The kids were so hungry. Our vacation was so nice, but it's always nice to come home.
A huge thanks to my Dad and Suzy and Uncle Terry, Aunt Paula and Amy for hosting us every year. We feel so lucky to have this trip and make so many wonderful memories every year. A huge thanks for watching our pets and home. Rocko goes insane during monsoon storms, and this year, we've been hit big time. My poor Mom had to deal with his craziness. And Dakri and Ryan rescued crazy dog on the last day so he wouldn't tear up our house. We are so grateful to all of you.
Now....where to go for Fall Break? :)