I woke up way early today at 4am for a flight to Dallas to visit my family. This flight with Southwest is extremely cold, and evidently I’m not wearing enough clothes this time. I know that it will be so hot in Texas. The airport lines at Oakland intl was like JFK this morning, luckily I was early by accident. Perhaps it was a combination of things: Father’s day weekend, the Golden State Warriors just won their the final, increased security, and it’s summer vacation time. I wish I was taking a real vacation too. Somewhere sunny with a breeze and quiet.
I have been busy every minute of everyday so I haven’t had much time to sit down for some quiet time. Even during my short road trips to Big Sur and Tahoe seemed to fly by way fast, thank goodness for cruise control. That’s what my life’s been feeling like flying by on cruise control. I still have not finished booking the rest of our itinerary for Thailand, yikes…that is coming soon huh. I still don’t have my return ticket back to the US since I was supposed to go to Mount Everest after, but I’m still undecided at the moment.
The worse news ever for me this month was getting attacked by bugs in Dallas, I have over 100 bites on my body. Notes to anyone visiting Texas, put on all the extra strenght bug spray you can find. That city has been growing rapidly, and has changed quite a bit since I left 5 years ago. But I think I will buy plane tickets for my family to visit me in California instead. I’m a bit traumatized by this last visit.
Here are some photos of nice backdrops recently.