|Sand Hollow SP Campground - Hurricane UT
Oh yeah, that reminds me.....I need to do an online check in with Southwest to try and get a decent boarding pass. Our flight was for 10am Sunday, so I had an alarm set for 9:55am Saturday. Just as I was driving thru downtown Las Vegas on I-515 my alarm went off. I pulled over, pulled out my phone and pulled up the Southwest website. I hit the Online Check in link and got......an error message....Oops! You're too early! No I'm not. It's 10:01am. Try again.....Oops! You're too early! what's going on? Maybe it's my phone. OK, quick....boot up the PC.....launch the hot spot....connect......Southwest Online Check in........enter.......Oops! You're too early! You're kidding me...now it's 10:10am. Crap! Might as well head on across town to Lake Mead. Finally about 90 minutes later I checked in again and got my boarding passes.....yeah...you guessed it.....C11 & C12. Maybe it won't be too bad.
|Lake Mead Campsite
Our flight to Florida was uneventful though we sat on the last row with a young mother and her 18-month old son sitting in the window seat next to us. Our friends Jim and Debbie picked us up at the airport and after eating supper and catching up with them we turned in early. And we woke up early.....what time is it? Who can tell anymore. We are in the Eastern time zone, our 3rd different time zone in less than 48 hours and our bodies are very confused.
|Mom, dad & I
We also celebrated my dad's 81st Birthday. We had about 20 friends and family stop by the care facility to visit with dad and he got to enjoy some birthday cake.
Here's dad & my sister 'FaceTiming' with my son during the party.
She saw all 4 of her siblings that live in central Florida and most of her nieces and nephews.
|Nephew Cody (r) and friend Kyle
We attended a neice's high school volleyball game and nephew's football homecoming. We even drove over to New Smyrna Beach to listen to another of Joan's nephews perform at a local beach side restaurant/bar.
And we got to spend some quality time with Joan's son Sean
We flew back to Boulder City on Tuesday and started our volunteer positions on Wednesday when we had occasion to drive to the top of the River Mountains and enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Mead and the Boulder Beach marina and campground.
Along the way we also repaired a few signs and worked on getting acclimated to the Pacific time zone and unusually warm desert temps.
Saturday morning I drove into Henderson to meet up with the LVSSA Raiders, a 60's tournament softball team that I picked up with earlier this year in February. I'm going to be playing some tournaments with them while we're in Nevada, with our first being next weekend in Bull Head City.
So we're settling in for another winter; excited about Road Monitoring again; and I'm happy I'll be playing a little bit more ball and staying in better shape. We've reconnected with several of our co-workers and volunteers from last season and we're expecting Christine and Herb from Crazy Horse to show up within the next few days.
That's it for now. Stay Tuned. More to Come