Any of you who are somewhere around my age just MIGHT remember these lyrics from a song David Cassidy and the Partridge Family sang back in the 70’s -- Which is probably the only reason I ever LEARNED to spell Albuquerque!
I loved that whole album and wore it out on my little portable record player! Those were the days---
So today as I boarded my flight in Greensboro, I was humming this song…….
About an hour into our flight, after beverages had been served, our captain came on and told us that something was wrong, and that we were going to make an emergency landing in Greenville/Spartanburg SC.
I was sitting in the exit row, and what REALLY scared me was when the flight attendant came back to our row and told us to bone up on the emergency info in the card in the seat back pocket.
A few minutes later, the pilot came back on and said we were going to push through to Knoxville, Tennessee, as there was a much greater chance of getting us all on to Houston since they had more connections going through there.
20 minutes later we were on the ground. We were ushered into the terminal but told to stay by the gate, because our boarding passes all said Greensboro to Houston, and if we went out of security they would not let us back in.
3 hours later…and we were finally boarding our plane after it had been fixed. By this time I was REALLY singing!
2 hours later, we landed in Houston, all was well. We all ran for our connections --- Mine was already boarding and I walked right on the plane without even stopping for the ladies room ---I was sure hoping my bags would make it! But at this point, I figured there was nothing I could do but get on that plane and hope for the best.
I arrived in Albuquerque with no further incident! And look….tile designs in the ladies room! LOL!! Yep, that’s me in the mirror in the lower right corner! My bags showed up, my ride Susan and her hubby showed up….and knowing I was still recovering and that I had been traveling all day, they dropped me off at my hotel.
After a rest, I decided to venture out and find dinner! And a walk was definitely in order as sunset drew closer!
What a beautiful day! That’s also my long tall shadow on the road as I took pics of the mountains to the east! Susan said to watch them at sunset, they turn red with the setting sun….
Sure enough! On my way back……as the sun was setting in the west, the mountain to the east turned rosy! What a gorgeous evening!
There is excitement building for tomorrow’s “Oklahoma Backroads” workshop with the New Mexico Quilters Association! Pics to follow!