Tuesday, November 10, 2015

We're Back!

Ron and I are back home none the worse for wear.  First of all we had a wonderful visit with Karma and Bill.  It was way too short but we hope to get together again in the near distant future.  

We had a few hiccups along the way the worst being we arrived in Las Vegas but our luggage didn't.  When we checked through Security in Okla. City I set off all the alarms due to my titanium hip.  So I received a full body search and our luggage was flagged by security.  Evidently TSA searched my luggage but failed to put it on the plane when they were done.  So Alegiant Air told us they would be Fed Ex it to us overnight and then send it to our hotel in Kingman, AZ the next day.  So we got our rental car and drove to Kingman. When we got to Kingman Karma and her husband Bill picked us up and we went to dinner and then to Walmart so Ron and I could get what we needed for overnight.  Can't believe I went all that way to end up in a Walmart.  But.........oh well.  

Of course the next day we had no luggage..... Called Alegiant and they informed us our luggage was still sitting in Okla. City.  To make a long and boring story short our luggage went to Tulsa and then was sent to Vegas and finally reached us on Saturday when we were leaving Kingman.  The next day we started the whole thing all over but I'm happy to say the luggage did make it back to Oklahoma with us.  It was never unpacked and I basically only had to wash what we had worn for 3 days................... 

But in spite of all that we had a great time.  Karma is just as I remembered her when we were kids.  She's precious!  We are excited to see them again and hopefully in the near future.

Mike did great while we were gone.  We couldn't get cell phone connection a lot of the time because we were in some mountains but that gave us a break from all the phone calls.  I had so much planned for him to do while we were gone that he didn't have much time to think about anything.  So it gave us a nice break.

Now we are ready to start the process of moving my daughter in with us.  I'm having laminate flooring put in the two bedrooms she will be using.   I've wanted to do it for a long time and now is as good a time as any.  It will be better than the old ratty carpet that is there now and will be easier to keep with her two dogs.  Lots to do in the next two months!

Vacations are great but it's always good to be home again.  And.......Bella didn't punish us for leaving her.  She's just happy to be home again too. 


Olga Hebert said...

Welcome back. I am glad things went mostly well.

Darcy Winters said...

I can relate to the luggage thing. Our bags stayed in New York when we went to Ireland. They caught up with us a day later at our hotel in Cork. I will know next time to put the essential in a carry-on!Glad you had a good trip otherwise!