Sunday, February 22, 2009

Did I mention I hate flying?

I hate flying. I hate planes, I hate airports, I hate flying. I hate the smell of jet fuel, I hate the germy recycled air in planes, I hate the baggage check. And did I mention I hate flying?

I had to fly, however, to get to San Antonio to see my family. I'm here for a whole week!, basking in the well-above-freezing temperatures, so I thought I'd bring you along. You can see accompanying SA posts on my other blog as well.

Here's a view from waaaay up high:My God, how I hate flying. Somehow, however, I made it through from State College to Detroit, and then Detroit to SA. Ugh. I had to keep telling myself "it's only four flights. Four parts. Two today, and then a whole week before you have to do it again. And you'll see your family!" That, plus two bourbon-and-cokes and a margarita, helped pass the time.

The airport in SA has some crazy stuff:
This tunnel had jungle-y music piped into it, and the walls lit up and pulsed in different colors. I think it was "art."

Here's an idea of what Central Texas looks like as you drive from town to town:
Scenic, no? Honestly, there are prettier parts, but these were taken on I35 between San Antonio and Austin.

Later today, there's some shopping and birding and goofing off to be done. I'll be posting from time to time, and I'll also try to make the rounds and visit you guys. That whole no-blogging-from-work thing really sucks; I miss you all so badly!

Have a good week, wherever you are, and greetings from my native state!

12 comments:

Bubs said...

Have a great trip! Hopefully you'll get into some of the prettier parts of the hill country and away from that interstate highway Texas sprawl.

Liberality said...

I know that the way those people drive out there (fast as lightening I'm supposing) scares the hell right out of me. Have a great visit :)

Karen Zipdrive said...

YOU BETTER CALL ME!

Mauigirl said...

Enjoy the warm weather! Glad you arrived safely.

FranIAm said...

I can see from BTB that you are having fun.

You hate flying?

Pissed in NYC said...

Have a great trip. Soak in the warm weather, because the cold will be waiting for you.

Randal Graves said...

Those shots of the San Antonio airport look like rejected scenery from Jaws 3-D.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Congratulations on making it there, despite the whole airport/plane nonsense. Now you can enjoy your libations for fun, instead of for self-medication.

enc said...

It looks like you made the most of the trip, so that's cool. I hope you have a good time on your visit, and a safe trip home.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I met D-Guz last night for dinner and if you're envious of me, it's for damn good cause.
There's a little recap over at my site.

lv2scpbk said...

That's a neat photo of the tunnel.

dguzman said...

Thanks for your good wishes everyone, and Zipdrive and I had a great time!