|the view taking off from New Orleans|
We took our daughters on airplanes from the very start. Then we did a road trip in our own station wagon type car one summer and they loved being able to bring along dolls and books and all sorts of distrations. The next time they flew, they were disappointed when we told them they could only take what would fit in a small backpack.
This week, we headed to the south. I have visited the western states and across the upper part of the country but not the south. We had a very brief, and dark, layover in Houston and then off to New Orleans. What a town! So much going on, all the time. I told my husband that it seems like a town that does not enjoy quiet. We did lots of walking - I love visiting places where we can walk. I realize that I do not know much about southern culture so I returned home wanting to read and learn a bit more. That is what I love about traveling, how it sparks my curiosity and makes me wonder and want to learn.
Home fewer than 24 hours and I am already starting to think about our next trip. We have a short list of places in the states to visit. I have another trip to Scotland and perhaps the Shetland Islands on my list. Iceland perhaps?
Today I have much to celebrate:
- A window seat taking off from New Orleans,
- A tight connection that we made without too much trouble,
- Finally figuring out how to pack well - or perhaps how to not overpack,
- Time for knitting and reading on the plane,
- Good memories to write about,
- A full weekend to readjust before heading back to work.