Lots of pics today, because I promised my kids I would send them lots of pics. Rain in Portland. What's new, it rains all the time in Coos County too...stayed up WAY TO LATE last night and had to be up and out the door by 5:30 because my flight started boarding at 8 and you're supposed to get there early to check bags and go through security and all that stuff. So we got there about 7:40 because Rob is a good, safe, law abiding driver. That means we also got there SAFELY (which is important if you have tickets to Hawaii).
Kortni tried to switch flights, and even though her flight was FULL and mine had empty seats (mine was leaving an hour and 30 minutes earlier), they still wanted to charge her an additional giant fee to make the change (and she'd already paid more than I did anyhow), so she kept her flight and hung out and read while she waited to board.
I always pick a window seat - usually over the wing, it's just where I like to sit, the engines AMAZE ME. I mean, look at that thing...if you cut it off and capped the ends, you could remodel and repurpose it into a livable house. HUGE.
I had a nice kid from Virginia (I think) sitting next to me, he's a freshman at University of Hawaii at Honolulu, this is his second term and last term he pulled over a 3.5 gpa - he hasn't been sucked out into the party vortex - HOORAY. I ended up swapping seats with him so he could sleep and not keep waking himself when he tipped over, if he had his head up against the window with the pillows...his head would no longer tip, right?
Land Ho! The giant engine and giant wing made me think we were closer to landing than we actually were. It's neat to see the fishing boats and little towns, and military bases from the air (I think).
Remind me, cell phone camera not good at making the battleship out there in the water easily visible.
After we grabbed Korts, we headed HOME to Kadi's - with a stop at Ninja Sushi. I got the Lion Roll - super yum. And another Ito-en green tea. Almost went for the creamy melon soda though. Kadi grabbed some group shots of the three of us, and I look like...well...yuck in most of them :D Mug shots. She scolded me for not smiling. I will try harder in the future.
And THEN...we came home. I am ready for bed. Oh, wait, I am sitting on the bed :D It's definitely naptime :D