Hi friends and friends,
Been awhile since our last major trip, although we had a great little family reunion up in Portland, Oregon over the summer. Working constantly, on exciting projects and also trying to keep the IRS happy. A break was definitely in order.
Arrived in SFO to find that our flight was delayed due to our lovely San Francisco fog. I'm not being sarcastic, we love the fog, but in this case we were not thrilled at the possibility of missing our connection out of LAX on Singapore Air. It did give us an opportunity to play with Walter Kitundu's piece. Magnolia printed the birds.
When we finally boarded over an hour late, we waited on the runway for at least 20 minutes. When we landed at LAX, Virgin did their best, asking everyone to remain in their seat while a group of us gathered in front ready to sprint for the International terminal with 20 minutes to make our flight. Singapore said they would hold the plane for 10 minutes. We managed to overcome the doom and gloom escort from Virgin who told us there was no possible way we could make our flight. A baggage handler poked his head in through the gangway door and told our escort that Singapore had called and said they were holding the plane for us. We ran for over a quarter of a mile (thank God no heavy carry ons, although some people were carrying kids), were rushed thru Security by Singapore and managed to make our flight, just a little sweaty, where the lovely Singapore Air stewardesses graciously ushered us into our seats and handed us a glass of champagne. Ahh, that's more like it.