We went to Christmas dinner at my Mom and Dad’s home. She has been making a Christmas buffet dinner for a number of years for whomever of the extended family, friends, and neighbors can come. This year there were about 25 people that came. We were the ones who traveled the farthest but not by a huge margin as one of my Aunts was there from Florida.
From Detroit we drove in our little rental car to Columbus to see son Andy and daughter-in law-Natasha. We were there for two nights and went out with them a couple of times even though they had to work both days.
It was then back to Detroit for one last night before we were up early on Sunday to pack up, return the rental car, and check in at the airport. As a partial offset to our earlier travel delays, we actually left the gate a bit early, didn’t use any of the extra time built in the schedule and arrived more than half an hour early in Phoenix…….and they had a gate available for us. The bags came off in reasonable time. It was a quick trip to the parking lot. The roads were fairly empty on the drive back, maybe because the Arizona Cardinals were playing football at the time. It all allowed us to get back with enough daylight to re-establish camp before it became dark.
Early the next morning I was off the to Vet’s office where the kennels are to pick up our little girl. It didn’t take her long before she was comfortable and settled into the new bowl she received as a gift from her “Aunt Nancy”, a friend of ours and cat lover in Michigan. So far she is being rather mum about her adventures at “camp”.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!