Monday, May 10, 2010
Vacation - Part 1
"No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one."
Amen to that....no man or WOMAN.
I love vacationing...I wonder if I could make a career out it.
This one started in the wee hours of the morning. Our flight from Spokane left at 5:00am so we were all up and leaving home at 3:30am. The kids were great. They are so used to the travel thing they have just learned to roll with it. Once we got to LA at 9:00am we had a whole day to kill before our flight left for Fiji at 11:30pm. So we decided to get some sightseeing in and we headed off to see the Queen Mary at Long Beach.
If you are in California and you have never done this I highly recommend it. It really is living history. You can walk all the way around it ( above is a picture of the engine...completely massive, and we also visited the Russian submarine that is moored right next to the Queen Mary. The kids thought it was all very cool.
Torpedoes and all!
On the way back the kids got a glimpse of the REAL Goodyear blimp. A six year old's vacation highlight right there!
Then after a bit of R & R at the Airport Sheraton we headed back to the airport for our late night flight. A late night flight that turned into a VERY, VERY late night flight. FYI we flew Air Pacific and decided that Air Pathetic was a much more appropriate title forthis airline. Having 3 kids in LAX at midnight and having the flight continually delayed hour after hour stinks. Will not be intentionally flying this airline again...Nuff said.
Part 2 Tomorrow - Bula Fiji!!!