This letter will be old news by the time you get back – but thought you wouldn't mind to get some 'people' mail in your welcome back pile! It does seem strange now tho to say Welcome Back today – since today is the day you take off!
I took the airport bus from Disneyland hotel – a real bargain for $9.00. Sid & family were going to the 'beach' today – tho Sid thought I should allow lots of time I took a later bus & got to the airport still a full 25 minutes before take off – just as they were beginning to load the children of divorces, etc. – lots of kids seem to travel alone now days.
Back to the Disneyland hotel – I enjoyed about 1½ hours of shopping there before getting on the airport bus. Except for being in a gift shop w/ a 4 & 7 year old I had not been in a Disney gift shop! Thought about lots of buying – but actually ended up only buying 20 (more) postals & some new diet treats for myself. Just before I came on this trip I managed to get rid of excess weight I gained in England! Hopefully I'll be able to lose this excess before my August trip! I've already got out the 20 cards – for a total of 70 plus. (30 of them Senior Village ones!) Some people send out Christmas cards – I send out postals!
This motel is very nice – low profile – just Grandma's style! You know – she doesn't like to feel like she is making a bank payment – just wants to pay for the use of the bed!
I'm so glad to be able to join Grandma and Serena on this venture – even tho for such a short period of time!
This is the summer I'm using all the comp time I've earned – plus a vacation day or two! The new ruling as of July 1st – County employees cannot earn comp time – must be used within 2-week pay period when earned. It was nice while it lasted – being able to 'Bank' comp time! Actually – w/the flexibility of my job – I can still earn & use comp time to my advantage – i.e. work a weekend before going on vacation & then take the days while gone – all w/in same work week!
I went w Lois Bruce & 2 of her little old lady friends to a movie – Cocoon (sp?) – directed by Ron Howard. It is a real comedy – takes place in a retirement/rest home in St. Petersburg, FLA – hopefully didn't hit too close to home for them! Think they enjoyed it. The last movie they had seen was Passage to India. Quite a change!
So – how was your trip? Somehow it seems very premature for me to bring up your trip now in the past tense!
As for here & now (7/13) – I'm real tan – it dawned on me while at the pool at trailer park (camp ground) when I realized I was as dark as some of the Mexicans! About 20 plus of our friends from the South were staying close to our trailer. They came in a truck w/camper & 2 cars – I'm still amazed the vehicles made it out of Mexico! They slept in their cars, on the grass – etc. I got to talking to them at the pool – it was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip for them.
I'm sure Grandma will have something to say about how dark I am!
It's time for me to get ready to go to airport to pick up Grandma & Serena – more later!