Wednesday, June 9, 2010

California Graduation .....part 1

Labeled part 1 because I'm sure I can't do this in one session.....mainly because life didn't stop while I was if you're a stay at home wife, you know what I'm saying!

That being said, let me just give all the glory to God for a wonderful trip!  I thank all my dear prayer warriors who have faithfully prayed and assure you that God is faithful, even when we aren't!  My nerves were on edge because the last trip out was less than pleasant.  This one.....wonderful!
Thanks to Beau, Katie and Anna Cross for having us in their beautiful home and treating us like the biddies queens we are!  

Precious Anna Cross was a delight.  She was so much fun to play with and she is such a good, well behaved baby  :)  Seriously, she is good!
 AND she's just about to walk.  I'll bet she'll be walking before her first birthday which is coming soon.

On day one of our adventure, we started out very early with a 7:30 a.m. flight.  Now we used to be three minutes from the airport....we are now at least 30 to 45 minutes away depending on traffic.  This was our first trip to our new airport and we were underwhelmed.  That's all I have to say about that!

Once we got through security and to our gate we started hearing announcements about our flight being delayed.  Our next connection was Atlanta and we only had about an hour to get to our next flight.  Finally boarding started and then we sat on the runway for a long, long time with fear building.  Flight attendants kept telling us that the delay was due to weather in I called the airline and they said, no, our connection was on-time.  We knew we were in trouble at that point.  The next flight we would be able to catch was at 9:59 p.m. putting us into San Diego LATE!

Finally, lift off!  We made it to Atlanta with 11 minutes until our next flight.  Ever seen two approaching elderly women run through an airport???  Try to get a visual.  We were the last people on the plane, but we made our flight!  

I would go on about how crazy it is to pay for your bags, buy anything you eat, etc. but I'm just not a complainer.  Ahem!

We arrived safely in beautiful San Diego, took the shuttle to rent a car....and started driving.  Me, small town girl, driving the freeways in California.

We had our little GPS programmed to all the places we would be driving and it worked like a charm.  Oh, we had a few near misses, but I have those in small town, Florida.

We drove over to see my eldest and father of the graduate and his wife, enjoying a little time of catching up with their lives.

From there, we went to see the graduate and family!  Below, my grandchildren and their mother.

Since somehow I got these mixed up, below are my grandchildren with their Nana and Great Aunt Cathy.

And now below are my grandchildren with their mother!
My grandson, Adam has gotten so tall!  

After visiting with them, we drove across town to unload and spend some time with Beau, Katie and Anna Cross.  

I got to read Anna Cross a story, sing to her and rock her to sleep.

We passed out fell peacefully to sleep in their guest room.

Thus ended the beginning of our wonderful trip to California!  
More tomorrow!


Dawn said...

I'm so thankful you made it on that plane in Atlanta - nothing worse than wondering if you'll make your connection! I'm with you on paying for everything that used to be part of the package - ridiculous!!

Looks like a good time - will be waiting to read the rest!

Needled Mom said...

It loooks like and sounds like you had a fabulous trip. I'm glad the flights went well and you made that connection. I'll bet it was wonderful visiting with the grands and being treated so royally.

Can't wait for part 2.

The Hatcher's said...

What an exciting cliffhanger ending! Love the picture of you and AC! So sweet.

Kat said...

Looks like a fun...and very busy...trip. Great photos.


Katie and Beau said...

We miss you, biddies!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I am so happy to see what a wonderful trip you had! You made me smile with your comment today. I am glad to be back too!

Tonja said...

Sounds like so far, so good!So glad things went well with your son! I know you were concerned about that.
The children look so cute!
I'm sure I agree with everything you say about airlines and airports!

Connie said...

Glad you had a good trip overall. Next time you come this way you need to leave an hour or two so we can meet in person. I know how it is though to get all your visiting in with family.

Have a good week!


Gigi said...

Beautiful family! Glad you made your connecting flight...having to camp out in the airport is no fun!

Jess said...

So glad you made your flight and also got your workout....LOL

Sounds like a nice trip already!

Just Breathe said...

Glad you caught that connecting flight :) Looks like a great time and love the photos.