This was the view from the little knoll outside of the Ketchikan airport ---
After being dropped off and checked in, and finding my flight had been delayed an hour and a half – did I really want to go through security and stay inside looking out at this beautiful day? NO!
There are some picnic tables out here where you can sit and enjoy the view of float plans coming in and going out from this dock -
I stayed out here for quite a while and read --too breezy for hexies, I didn't want pieces flying all over.
I did mention that the airport is on a separate island, didn’t I? And that you get there by ferry?
If I didn’t, this is a shot I took on my evening of arrival when Mary first met me and my bags at baggage claim:
Yep this is my view from the passenger seat – we were the first in line on the ferry, right up to the net!
My big fear was that I would miss my flight in Seattle ---the last one of the night that could get me to my connection –and as it turned out we got there, and I had 3 minutes to find the ladies room before boarding.
This is my tired red-eye embarkation face!
5 hours later – this is us trying to find our gate in the fog at Atlanta!
ATLANTA?!? yes, I know….weird route, but hey. That’s what the ticket came up as and I am always trying to do the best price I can for the groups I am visiting. I would have thought flying Delta out of Seattle would put me to Detroit to Buffalo – straight line kinda, right? But no --
A hurry hurry hurry through the corridors of Atlanta and a ride on the plane train to get me to the right terminal put me at my gate right as this one was boarding too….And somewhere outside of Atlanta I finally passed out from sheer exhaustion.
There is a lake down there somewhere!
And lovely green farmland!
Good morning, Buffalo, NY! My mind boggles at the thought of how many miles I have traveled just since last evening.
Luggage is all here and accounted for, other than one box that was sent priority mail last week that HAS to be here….someone has just put it somewhere and we need to find it. I’m trying not to worry. It contains books and rulers and notions and other tools for my classes. It has to be here.
My hostesses took me for a late breakfast ---and off to the hotel I went for an early check in.
I napped a bit, and I’ve been out for a walk to get my kinks out.
University at Buffalo campus!
I walked all over the campus..the pathways are wonderful, the sunshine is glorious and flowers are still blooming.
Pretty little creek off the beaten path.
My hope is that I can get to bed at a regular time tonight. And wake up at a regular time tomorrow morning—because tomorrow is a busy day, workshop in the day time, lecture at night.
And there is still an AWOL box to be found.
Dinner with the girls in just a bit ---
And through it all I get the old song from Chicago running through my head:
“Does anybody really KNOW what time it is? Does anybody REALLY CARE!??”
Have a great Tuesday evening everyone!