Fingers busily stitched as I flew from Greensboro first to Detroit, Michigan –and then on to Portland, Maine.
It may seem like a bit out-of-the-way route, but this is how things go.
When you fly from a smaller regional airport, like Greensboro, you HAVE to hit a major hub before continuing on to your destination. Hubs are like bus depots. You may not be able to get directly to Portland, Maine from Greensboro, North Carolina – neither are hubs, but you CAN get there as soon as you hit a hub which can get you anywhere from there.
I fly Delta. My choices as far as hubs go are mostly Atlanta or Detroit. Sometimes La Guardia, but that one rarely works out as the times are odd, and I avoid La Guardia with a passion anyway!
Today – it was Detroit. It’s only an hour’s flight from Greensboro, and nearly straight north, so it really isn’t out of the way. Atlanta would have been, because that is flying south westerly to go north west!
This is for those of you who don’t fly, who don't understand the way of the hub system of air travel.
You can’t help it – unless you fly out of a major hub, there is nothing that goes direct.
But I got a LOT done on my section #5 for the never ending hexie project! That rosette border will go on two sides of my diamond inset piece. It’s coming along!
And I got to say hello to MICHIGAN!
And it was a visible Hello—I could see my breath coming up the jet bridge!
To all my Michigander friends –I waved a hearty hello and sent you all up smiles as I went from one gate to another, reboarded within the hour and left for Maine.
I see the sea!
Cropped photo of what looks like an old fort!
Okay, one of my Maine peeps..give me a history lesson on this piece of rock with an old fort on it. It’s got my history-lovin’ interest!
Welcome to Portland!
I’m going to have a warm and wonderful time here, I just know it!
I checked into my hotel and promptly took a 2.5 hour nap. Let me tell you, 4:30am came way too early this morning and I needed it.
I’m being met at 6pm by the guild gals for dinner out, and then it’s back to my room with a borrowed featherweight. I brought my H blocks with me to work on –hence the needed nap.
Tomorrow morning – Tumelo Trail from Scraps & Shirttails II is up on deck and we’ve got 27 in the class!