Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Uneventful

I packed yesterday,  I set my alarm to get up early this morning, I waited for the limo driver to pick me up at 6:15 AM, I arrived at the airport, I checked my bags, I walked to the gate and held my breath.  And just about an hour before our scheduled take-off time our plane taxied up to the loading dock or whatever they call those things that you walk thru to board your flight and only then did I breathe a sigh of relief.  The plane took off without a hitch, on time, and uneventful.  (ie: uneventful means it was a perfect flight with no problems).

I went from this at -9 degrees this morning.....


to this -- about 75 degrees in just under 3 hours and 50 minutes....(the fella sitting behind me was using the flight tracker on his smart phone and said that was Roosevelt Damn just below the airplane wing.


I sat on the patio and spotted this....


 and this


and this....the Cactus Wren, the state bird of Arizona so I must be here after all.


Man am I glad to get out of that wretched winter we have been experiencing and soak up some sunshine, 10 glorious days.....thank you God.

"Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope-  a slight change, and all patterns alter." ~ Sharon Salzberg

Until next time.....

32 comments:

  1. just awesome. i'm glad it went off without a hitch!

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  2. Hallelujah!!! yippee and happy dancing all around! Enjoy your 10 days of sunshine. And Deanna, I had to giggle...just a bit... airplanes park at an apron... :-)

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  3. Yay! I'm so glad everything worked out for you to get to Arizona. :-) Soak up that sun and forget about snow and cold.

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  4. Right about now I wish I were in Arizona! have fun.... xo

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  5. Fantastical Fabulous! Have a perfectly sunny good time . . .

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  6. Good news that you made it fine.

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  7. O.K. now I am jealous! Enjoy your stay in my favorite part of the world! Glad it was uneventful! xo Karen

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  8. Enjoy every second of it and bring some of that back with you :)

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  9. so fun!! you enjoy! & we will drool over your views. too fun!! love the hummingbird. ( :

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  10. glad you are here and made it after all to the sun, see you Friday.

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  11. So happy your travel plans were uneventful Deanna -- looking forward to more "warm" shots from you this week... :)

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  12. I am so glad you were able to get away to a warmer climate....Have fun and I will be looking forward to seeing what you capture through your lens....

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  13. So glad you got out of the cold for warmer climates! Enjoy, enjoy!

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  14. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your break from this wretched winter.

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  15. *Sigh* Sounds just wonderful! Enjoy.

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  16. Squeee! I'm so excited to meet you on Friday! I can't believe you've already photographed a hummingbird and a cactus wren - astonishing and beautiful shots!

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  17. So glad things went on without a hitch! Enjoy all that warm weather and sunshine. Take lots of pictures to show us!

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  18. So glad that you made it!! Looking forward to more warm pictures. :-)

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  19. So glad everything went well for you, Deanna.
    Enjoy every moment!

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  20. Such a difference. Have a wonderful break x

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  21. What you didn't make a detour and pick me up along the way - Shame on you!
    Seriously I'm happy you are enjoying some "warm" times in Arizona and soaking up the scenery around you because now I get to see it too! Loving the little humming bird shot.

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  22. Glad all went well.
    Have a great trip. Looks like it's starting out good.

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  23. I am so glad you made it out of Chicago yesterday! I wondered about you all day. Thanks for letting us know. And now enjoy! {And hug those AZ gal photogs for me, please!}

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  24. Enjoy your time in the sunshine! We are on our way back to the cold. But I'm okay with that. I miss home.

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  25. Yessssss!!! Enjoy, enjoy, dear woman.

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  26. lovely have fun give my love to Arizona...

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  27. Oooh, how lovely! Have a great time in Arizona, Deanna!

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