Monday, August 12, 2013

A Car, a Car, a Car, a Movie Theater, and a Plane


There's this great scene in A Hard Days Night (one of the best movies ever), where the Paul's Grandfather character says: 

Look, I thought I was supposed to be getting a change of scenery. But so far, I've been in a train and a room, and a car and a room, and a room and a room. Well, maybe that's all right for a bunch of powdered gee-gahs like yourselves, but I'm feeling decidedly strait-jacketed.

I have felt a bit like him the last week, as I went from a car to a car to a car to (thank heavens) a movie theater to a plane.

It is great to be home.

I know I complained a bit in my last post, ok, a lot, but it was scary.  Other than the times when Pop drove, I had a great time.  This is the most we have spoken in the 30 years Doc and I have been married.  It was really fun to get to know him.  Being stuck in a car, just two people, can lead to real conversations.  I always enjoyed driving my kids to their activities (mostly ballet class), because we had real chances to talk.

As far as the movie theater goes, on Saturday, my sister in law and niece and I all went to see The Way Way Back.    There is nothing earth shattering or life changing about this sweet coming of age movie, but it was really nice and fun.  Steve Carell plays an unsympathetic character, not the lead, and does a good job.  Toni Collette (I know her mostly from Little Miss Sunshine and The Sixth Sense) is fabulous as usual.  The young (teen age) boy, Liam James, is just wonderful in all of his awkwardness.  I don't want to condemn it by saying, "feel good,"  but you do feel good when you come out of the theater.

Sunday morning I was up by 6, and on the way to the airport by 8:30.  I left the brown of Arizona
yes, that is a GOLF COURSE! in the middle of the brown, and here a FARM:

Here, I think we were over Sedona, AZ

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A few times I thought I saw small lakes
and then I realized they were just the shadows of occasional clouds.  See what happens when I am stuffed into a window seat?  I take non-stop photos from the plane.

Anyway, it was nice to get back over Washington and see real green.
Woot!  we flew right by Lake Sammamish, MY lake:
Look, there is Tam O'Shanter, MY golf course (ok the Doc's golf course):
Here is a closer view of the course:
We flew right over our two stadiums, CenturyLink Field (football) and Safeco Field (baseball):
And, I got to see real water (as in Puget Sound):
Home at last, home at last.  Thank God Almighty, I'm home at last.

shaping the planet from Bellevue, WA

1 comment:

  1. Welcome home! Love the kitty pic, the way they knead with their paws when they're contented.