|Haven''t seen this... might have to check it out|
Continuing with the obstacles that we encountered on our recent flights... nothing that couldn't be overcome or endured, but a lesson for us old folks for the next time.. and yes, there will be a next time! (what's the expression? 'God willin' and the creek don't rise).
5. Layover 2 (coming home from Hawaii): This time we had a 2 hour layover. This sounded OK after the 55 minute fiasco on the flight in. Since we left Hawaii at 9PM Hawaii time (11PM Calif time), we arrived in California 6 hours later (5 AM - unfortunately not too many places in the terminal were open for coffee/breakfast at that time). THEN we were notified that besides the 2 hour layover, we would be having a 2 hour delay due to weather. So instead of leaving at 7 AM, the plane didn't actually leave until about 9:45 AM. Of course this couldn't be helped we knew, but having to spend that much time in the air-conditioned airport, I soon realized that even though it was August - I should have brought a sweater. Another lesson learned!
6. Other things to be considered on plane: Legroom, distance from facilities, window vs aisle, etc. Now I have short legs... but still there was very little legroom for such a long flight. Would I consider 'comfort seats' (more $$) next time? Maybe.
Also the nearness of the facilities must be a consideration on a long flight. Our age requires frequent visits - so it can't be too far away - yet, due to others' needs and other 'considerations', you don't want to be seated 'too close' either.
**Comment here - The facilities were very narrow! And since I noticed that there were some 'very large' people on the plane, I really wondered how they could possibly use those facilities?**
And lastly... at least for brevity - window or aisle?As far as I know, no one wants the middle seat. I personally prefer window. But I had the aisle on the flight back (actually DH had the aisle and I had the middle seat) - this was because it was a night flight and I didn't want to be climbing over sleeping people to use the restroom (didn't mind climbing over DH). He apparently has no preferences - except maybe not to fly at all.
So that's it for the most part. Now we will be better prepared next time. As for the time spent in Hawaii with our son and his wife - THAT WAS GREAT! LOVED IT! Just wish that when we're ready to go again, I could just say, "Beam me up, Scotty!"
Oh... and I mentioned my Bourbon Pecan Coffee Cake in the last post. Here's a pic:
|Bourbon Pecan Coffee Cake|
and recent Clay Projects:
|a larger cheeky chicken that will sit on my outside fence|
And just finished this vase... hand-built, not thrown. The plan is to glaze the vase itself in blue rutile and the turtle in green seaweed (I think that's the name of the 2 Potter's Choice glazes). Anyway, I'll post a pic when it's finished (trying my hand at hand-building).
Have a great week!