The sun rose over the tarmac at Greensboro Triad International Airport early this morning – bit and round and gold.
The start of a beautiful day!
The start of a beautiful day that could have turned into a nightmare.
When I woke at 3:45 am to head to the airport at 4:15 am for a 6:15am departure ((Yes, at my little airport I only need to have the luggage at the counter an hour before boarding!)) there, glaring on my phone screen was a text from United that had come in at 2:15am telling me that my 6:15am flight had been delayed by more than two hours….oh NO! There was no way I was going to make my Dulles to San Francisco connection if that was the case!
I groggily dialed the customer service number and explained what was going on ----and I found myself rebooked on a flight through Chicago that left Greensboro 30 minutes later than my original flight and got me into Redmond, Oregon via Portland, Oregon even EARLIER than my original itinerary! A whole hour earlier!
It was a beautiful morning for flying into Chicago too!
It was a very TIGHT schedule though – I ran from the F gates at O’Hare all the way to the C concourse, and my fight was boarding by the time I arrived.
And wonder of wonders….I still had my first class upgrade!
Hexie Stitching all the way to Portland!
Okay, and maybe some napping too…..but only just a little bit because I didn’t want to miss this:
Somewhere over Montana!
And somewhere closer to Portland—Mt Hood!
Mountain views by air, especially snow-capped ones, capture my heart! How beautiful is this world we live in?
My sweet friend Randy picked me up at the airport…we loaded my luggage into her car and off we went to her place in Sun River where we will be roughing it ((HA!)) through the week,and I’ll head off to Portland for teaching on Sunday afternoon ----We are having a TWO GIRLS RETREAT, just us!
I’m borrowing her 301!
She’s working on her X’s & O’s swap blocks!
And who knows what I’m up to!
This is a “production” week – I’ve got some book and magazine deadlines looming and these aren’t projects I can fully show, but just know that I am happy to be sewing away in the scraps with a friend at hand ---NO BOYS ALLOWED!
((Well, except for Max the dog, that is!))
Love from both of us in Sun River