Sunday, May 31, 2009

Leaving SFO

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Day Minus 2: SFO to LAX

So this morning I loaded the dogs into the car and went to my friend TY's house so that Oscar could run around her back yard with the kids. I wanted to tire him out before the trip to Los Angeles.

Oscar did really well and didn't knock either of the kids over ;) He loved rolling around on the nice untouched grass and eating watermelon with the kids. Oliver, on the other hand wanted to go into the house and sleep on a pillow. Sun and Running are just not Oliver's kind of things. He loves the kids though and likes it when they pet his head. He even rolled over on his side so Bella could rub his belly. He is very patient with them.

Bella picked yellow flowers for me. So sweet. TY and I had a sad teary parting and I really wish I could have strapped her to the top of the car and taken her with me back to Atlanta. Atlanta would adore her just like I do. I guess this is the downside of being a travel nurse -- you get attached to people and then have to leave them.

The plan is for Kristi to meet me in Los Angeles tomorrow but the flights are pretty booked up and she flies standby. Are there other LA are airports?

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Tired Dog equals Happy Dog

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Trying to tire out the monster pre-trip

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Noise A Saurus is going back home too!

Noise A Saurus told us he misses Nicole. So we loaded him up with us and he is also heading back to Atlanta. Won't Nicole be happy!

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Introduction to Left and Leaving: Eastward Hoe!

Well as a follow up to Follow that Naked Indian, Kristi and I have started Left and Leaving to journal our trip from Los Angeles back home to Atlanta. The car is over-loaded, the hotels booked and the dogs are anxious because they know something is going on.

I am leaving San Francisco on Sunday morning so I can hang out with Montica for a couple days in LA. Kristi flies into LAX on Monday morning to meet me. Tuesday we head eastward stopping in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, Denver, Kansas City, KS and then into Atlanta!!!

I am sure we will have much to post about. The debate of the moment is whether Kristi should bring her fancy conditioners and body washes because then she will have to check her bag. A much more girly debate than when Scott and I were planning this trip last summer!

Anyway, here it goes...