Monday, January 23, 2012

This is not about football.

One way to lose readers of your blog is to talk about football.  I have found this to be the case. This post is about football but in a very round about way, stay with me here.  :o)
Saturday morning we left to fly to Boston to be in town for the Pats game this weekend.  There was work involved but also time for some fun things too.  Flying out of here can be challenging at best so we often are on small planes that I refer to as puddle hoppers.  I’m used to it now but at first I felt like I was on a kite.
We took off without a problem and we all were doing our crossword puzzles, using Ipads, dozing, you know, all the things you do on a flight.  About 45 minutes in the air one of the pilots came back and said there were weather issues in Boston so we would have to land in Providence Rhode Island.  Okay, that’s not too bad, about an hours drive back to Boston.
A few minutes later he came back again and said we were going to have to land in Portsmouth New Hampshire as there was a possible problem with the landing gear freezing up.  Immediately my overly active imagination was showing the runway being foamed by airport personnel so that we could glide in like a sled!
We landed without a hitch and went into the small terminal to wait for another plane to be readied for the rest of the trip.
Tree Stand 014 You can see that the visibility was not good in this picture.
Tree Stand 013 Well we waited and waited and finally one of the pilots came out and said that there was just one guy on to deal with this stuff and that it would be a while.  The plows were out cleaning the runway and hopefully putting some sand down.
Waiting is not one of Hubs and Sons strong points so they decided they would rent a car and we would drive the rest of the way to Boston which in good weather would be a couple of hours.
Adding one more thing to the mix was that Miss T and I were going to fly back home the next morning as she had a travel team basketball game that she really didn’t want to miss and the rest were going to stay for the game and meet with some clients.
Well we hashed that over for a while and decided that if the weather was still good in Bangor we would head back home in case we couldn’t get home in time the next day.  The pilots assured us things were still fine in Bangor and they were headed back there so we hopped on and went with them.  The terminal people looked at us rather strangely as we came in as we had just left that morning!
The next day we went to her game and they won by four points which was nice as they had only won one other game all season.
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We came home and did some baking and made homemade ice cream. Peanut butter ice cream with mini peanut butter cups in it.  Oh my aching hips!
The Pats won and there was a lot of celebrating down on the field with my family right in the middle of it.  Next thing I know I get an e-mail from Son with a picture of Mr. D in it! You’ve got to love technology.  A friend of ours in Atlanta was watching the game, saw D in the midst of that huge crowd (he was sitting on Son’s shoulders to keep from being trampled) had his DVR on so stopped it and took a picture of the tv screen with his Blackberry, sent it to Sons Blackberry in Foxboro who in turn sent it to me in Maine!  Is that cool or what?!

Everyone got home safely that night, the weather had cleared so all was well! :o)

Hey Dickiebo I can't get onto your site!


dickiebo said...

You can now! is closed down so there won't be anything new!

Needled Mom said...

I think you made the right decision. That weather looked pretty nasty for flying. I know that you and T had a great time at home doing the fun Grammie/T stuff. Did you give the bread a try?

Cute picture of D there too!!!! He must have had a blast.

See you soon! Go Pats????? xox

Cliff said...

If you lose readers from a football post that just means you don't live in Nebraska. We're a little crazy out here.
Good luck to your Pats. I haven't decided who to pull for as my teams are out. Way out.
One of our grandaughters new leagues starts Saturday at 10 for BB. Looks to be the same age group.

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Dawn said...

Now that was an adventure! Glad you made the right decision.

Thanks for stopping by to check. The PT told me that the foot was a bit inflamed when I went in Monday, and I had walked around a bit without the boot on Sunday night. I go tomorrow to the podiatrist, hoping for good news, but not sure it's going to happen that I get the boot off. Maybe I'll get to wean off a little at a time.

PEA said...

Yup, I can just imagine the looks you and T got when you came back to your own airport terminal that same day! lol What a shame the weather didn't cooperate for the flights but thankfully everything turned out well. No doubt you and T had a fun time doing Grandma and Me stuff:-)

Gotta love modern technology for sure. That's such a neat picture of D that was captured at the football game. Being able to instantly send pictures is just the greatest thing, isn't it!! Now if my daughter in law would do that, I'd be all set! lol Haven't received any pictures of Chloe at all since we were there at Christmas time. I imagine she's changed so much already.

Yayyyyy for T and her team for winning the basketball game!

Such strange weather we're having...we had all those frigid temps and snow and then we had rain two days back to freezing!!! Still have lots of snow but the rain did melt some of it....but not enough! lol Love you dearly xoxoxox

Mike Golch said...

I thought i would return the favor of the vist to my blog with one to yours. I like your style.

palmtreefanatic said...

hmmmmmm.....Nice pic of D:)