We were supposed to be on a flight out of OKC at 6:00am tomorrow. But the ice storm we are experiencing has put an end to that. Our flight was cancelled this afternoon and they put us on another one, also at 6:00am. That one was cancelled a couple hours later. I'm thinking they not going to be able to get airplanes in here tomorrow morning. But, it all worked out! We are now on a flight at 4:15pm to Dallas and when we asked if there was one going to Newark...it turned out to be the same plane we're on to Dallas! Our flight to Israel had been changed from Kennedy in New York to Newark in New Jersey. So now we don't have to take the shuttle to Newark, yay!
Saturday afternoon we'll be in Manhattan for the taping of the Huckabee show for Fox News, then heading to the airport to check in with El Al and an overnight flight to Israel. Yes, our group is being led by Governor Huckabee and we are excited to meet him and his family...and Pat Boone and wife, and some others who are going with us! This will be the trip of a lifetime!
Girls Week starts today! I left Oklahoma Saturday morning and am on my way to New Orleans where I'll pick my sisters up at the airport this afternoon. Many of you know that I am working on a "50 States" album chronicling my travels to all 50 states. One of my projects for that is to take a photo of me with each state sign. By the time I got to the Louisiana border it was dark and raining. But a true photographer would never let that stop her! I aimed my headlights toward the sign, used my Gorillapod to mount my camera on the passenger side mirror, set the exposure to H10 and the flash to rear sync, set the timer, and here's the result. Not too bad :)
What? How did it get to be January 14th already? I've been a bad blogger again, must get back to sharing! We have done so many things here in Oklahoma, done some traveling to see family, and I have so much to share. I'll have to just start doing some random posts.
In the immediate future...we have a date to go home to Mountain Dreams! We'll be leaving Oklahoma the last week of February instead of in April as we'd originally planned. I'll share more on that later.
I'll be headed to New Orleans this weekend for Girls Week with my sisters! I'll be home on the 25th or 26th (I may stay an extra day in Arkansas on the way back to do a little family history digging into the Brooks family.) And then comes the real traveling...we're flying to New York on the 29th and the following day we'll be leaving for Israel with a group led by Governor Mike Huckabee. We're very excited about this! We had started making plans to visit China next fall when this opportunity dropped in our laps last August. Israel was also on our list of future travels and we can't see ourselves getting another opportunity to go with someone like the governor. We just found out that Pat Boone and his wife, Shirley, and Dr. Tim LaHaye (author of the "Left Behind" series) and his wife, Dr. Beverly LaHaye will also be with us! When we return to New York we have tickets to see "Wicked" and I'll be able to cross Broadway off my Bucket List.
It doesn't end there. From New York we'll be flying to Tennessee to visit our friends, Tony and Tonya. Yes, they're the ones who were here in Oklahoma. They bailed from here in November and are enjoying their new log home in eastern Tennesseee. When we leave we'll be headed east in a rental car with a stop in Atlanta to visit a WWII, P-51 pilot that John knows from his Warbird days and then on to Savannah for a few days.
That'll give us just enough time to fly back to Oklahoma, pack up the duplex and head out for Montana and an aviation conference in Missoula the first week of March. It's going to be a busy few weeks and we can't wait to get back to Mountain Dreams!