Monday, May 10, 2010

Vacation - Part 1

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"No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one."
 ~Elbert Hubbard


Amen to that....no man or WOMAN.

I love vacationing...I wonder if I could make a career out it. 

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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. 

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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.

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Torpedoes and all!

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On the way back the kids got a glimpse of the REAL Goodyear blimp.  A six year old's vacation highlight right there!

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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!!!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back! I can't wait to see all the pix.

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