It’s Tuesday afternoon and Brenda and I are taking it easy aboard Pandora after ten days with Christopher aboard. It was great having him with us and hearing all about his trip to Thailand but having three aboard a vessel the size of Pandora and moving the boat nearly every day to a new spot tired us out. I guess we are getting old or perhaps soft from winters in the tropics. Whatever the cause, I’m tired.
So what’s on the agenda? Here’s Brenda winding a ball of yarn for a tapestry she’s working on. Not too strenuous. That’l do for today. Not a bad backdrop.It was great having Christopher with us. For the first two days of his visit he slept about half the time. That’s what 80 hours of traveling will do to you, even if you’re in your 20s. Actually, for those two days, I think he slept more than he was awake. Now that he’s gone, perhaps I’ll do the same. Did I say that I was feeling a bit tired? Thought so.
Today Christopher flew out of Staniel Cay on a small plane that left around 8:45. I had booked the flight online last week and was a bit apprehensive that something might go wrong with the reservation. Alas, all went just fine. Here’s the “waiting room” at the Staniel Cay airport. Chris’s flight was just to Nassau but this is also an international airport as some charters come in from Miami. I wonder who the architect was? Never mind.
After a bit the “gate agent” arrived to check in the passengers. Not to fancy. No security checkpoint here, it would seem.Finally, the airplane arrived. My brother Bill hates to fly. I’ll bet he’d take one look at this “toy plane” and would opt to swim to Nassau.
Not a big plane, that’s for sure. Chris mugging at “his” plane. I wonder if someday he will actually have one of his own? Hmm…Of course, no departure is complete without a going away shot of the “traveler” from his Mother. It was a bittersweet good by as we probably won’t see him till June. So, where’s Christopher going now? Today he flies to Houston for a visit. Then on to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and a visit with some college buds. After that, to Baltimore to see his brother Rob and then on to Providence RI. He may cap this off with a visit to San Francisco for a month of work and networking with the computer set out there.
Whew… I am getting tired just thinking about all that travel. Me? Perhaps it’s time for a nap.