Friday, June 25, 2004

Counting Down to Leaving on a Jet Plane

It's 3 hours and counting. I am showered, changed and ready to go. My Beloved, who likes to leave things till the last minute has numerous odds and ends to tie up. I am biting my tongue to keep from commenting. Blogging is a good diversion.

I have 4 books for the trip alone, plus 5 more in the suitcase. All are disposable - paperbacks of books I already own or just looked interesting - all compliments of thrift stores. Some folks move in a trail of bread crumbs, me I leave books to mark my presence. I rarely sleep on planes and since it's a 9 hour flight I want to BE PREPARED. Especially since we are looking at plane delays, given the weather.

One of my biggest fears is always being stranded somewhere with NOTHING to read. Oh the horror!

I've been re-reading Betsy and the Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace in preparation for the trip. Never mind that we are going by plane rather than transatlantic liner and that some 90 years separate her trip from mine. We are still going to visit some of the places Betsy did. My Beloved has been warned that Betsy Tacy pilgrimages are on the agenda, especially in Paris!   

My Beloved AKA "Super Tourist" is Ready to Go! Posted by Hello

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