Thursday, December 8, 2016

Get Ready, Get Set, Not Go :)

Yes we were ready, Yes we were packed, Yes we had our China Visa, Yes we had a Tour all booked, Yes we had a ride to the airport, It was all a Yes and a Go! So my sister, Kathleen and my brother in law, Jim came to take us to the airport at 10:30am December 5. Yes snow was in the forecast, but I didn't believe it would stop us from flying out. So there was no snow, it had just started falling when we got to the airport. I was so happy. Snow wouldn't pile up that fast? We would be flying out to Beijing China at 1:15pm to Seattle to catch our flight to Beijing. So I was surprised that at our gate the sing said our flight was delayed until 1:30pm. What? No snow no problem? Oh Seattle had the problem, not snow but lightening an low heavy clouds. Ohhhhhhhh! Noooooooo! After an hour and a half we had to reschedule:(

So our tour in China started December 7th, so we knew we would miss one day so if that happened it wouldn't be too bad. So up to the gate counter I went loaded with prayers! It was difficult to find another way to Beijing but Michelle from Delta was amazing! She first looked through flights leaving Vancouver, BC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, but the only thing she found was LA- Shanghai-Beijing, we took it but if kept kicking us out of the Shanghai to Beijing part that would have gotten us into Beijing at 11:35am. So she came over to us a little later and said she had a bad feeling about that and so she found a flight from Detroit to Beijing getting up into Beijing December 7th at 3:10pm, we took it! She flew us first class to Detroit so that was nice!

So it was only 3:00pm and we had to wait till 11:00pm to fly out and Carleigh said come to trivia so Travis came and got us at the airport and we went to Buster's to play trivia!!! Travis took us back to the airport and we had the TSA Prechk so we breezed through security and off to the gate. Boarded the plane and off we went...east to Detroit. Too funny!!! We had Nice seats and they were comfy, we slept a little, watched a movie that I cannot remember, I sort of watched the "Bourne" move that my next seat passenger was watching. Wished I wouldn't have cause now I want to know what was happening so when I have time I will have to Google it!

So we had a 5 hour layover in Detroit and by the time we landed at 6:00am I was a walking zombie! We too a tram to the gate and I sat down and I went to sleep!!! But did too, but he was more awake than I was so I think he walked around some. When I woke up at 9:30am he went across the way and got McDonalds Biscuit sandwiches with hash browns and after that I woke up some and played some Pokemon Go!!
Then at 11:30am were boarded the big plane to Beijing! What a wonderful flight! They fed us three times in the 13 hours we were in the air! Lots of movies and games on the screen right in front of each of us!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Loneliest Road in America! Highway 50 in Nevada

The fact I Eureka was having an old car cruise in!I had wanted to drive along this road for many years now! We had gotten close but never this close! I was so excited and because of the snow it might not have happened but it did! The traffic, wait there is no traffic! We did follow one car for the longest time, but for the most part, hardly anyone comes or goes this was! There are very few towns and really very little services!
Eureka was having an old car cruise in!
A very beautiful drive! Highly recommend it!!

Great Basin National Park

I don't have much to share about this park! The area was a winter wonderland so all the clouds hung over Mt Wheeler, the star of Great Basin National Park. They also have Astronomy shows some nights because the air is so clean and clear that one can see stars so very readily. But this morning not so much!
The cafe for a hot gog and sun chips!
Walking trails in the back of the Visitor Center
The Visitor Center
Gift shop and cafe
Then we left!

Beaver, Utah The Surprise!!!

I'm at We woke up this morning and boy did we get a surprise! At 6:36am, Bud got out of bed and went to the window to check out the weather, like he does every morning. He said look at this, snow! Of course I thought he was kidding,?and I said no way! I got out of bed and walked over to the window and looked out and there was snow!!!
So Bud got dressed and went out to the car and cleaned it off. I got ready and we went down for breakfast and to look at a map and figure out which way to get to Oregon. I had listened to the weather on a Utah station and looked on and on the road I wanted to take, which was Highway 50 The Loneliest Road In America through Nevada. It was just suppose to rain. Bud talked with the Hotel clerk and she looked it up and she told him it was just suppose to rain and we talked with a couple to travelers in the breakfast room and they were trying to figure out where to go to. Bud and I thought we would try Hey 50 and if it was snowy we could turn around. So with Bud at the wheel we took off.
And pretty soon after driving maybe 10 or 15 minutes, snow was only on the very highest peaks and it was 42 degrees!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Utah Beautiful Utah!

We continued on I70west from Colorado into Utsh! The scenery was incredible! I would suggest this trip to anyone, include this in planning a road trip!
We came into a thunderstorm with hail!
We were scared! Lightening and thunder very close! Couldn't see real well with the hail coming down!
But soon the storm went east and we went west!
And then the pictures had to stop or we wouldn't have made it to the Comfort Inn in Beaver, Utah!! I was driving 80 miles an hour and I can't take pictures while I am driving and I didn't have time to pull over for all the prettiness!!!