Saturday, March 25, 2017

Grace Heads West VII

Finale

Grace Heads East

First Try, No Go

If you're a regular you'll know part of the is story already. Monday morning we said goodbye to Gramma Enne and Opa Hans as they dropped us off at the airport. We made it over to the gate and were visiting with another couple when Xyra's phone vibrated. The United app sent notification Denver to Philly had been cancelled. We grabbed our gear and head back to the check in area and were re-ticketed for the same flight sequence on Wednesday.

Then we went outside and called Gramma Enne. We hoped they were still in Reno, but they were almost home. 

The weather was gorgeous and the wait wasn't long.

I noticed this awesome reflection as we headed back to Carson city.

When we got back to their house we all had some chocolate cake. Super yummy!



Tracking Stella

The next day we watched the national weather for news of Philly. It was very disappointing. The news people talked about Washington DC, New York, and Boston. No Philly. Luckily Lady Vanyer started texting updates. We also watched TV, played cards, and took walks.


Second Try, Go

The next morning we headed back up to Reno again. This time we got the all clear from west to east. We were a bit early, so could take some time to check out the wild horses display. 


My favorites were the ones with the foals. Then the mountain goats.
The flight was full and the center seat didn't allow us to take photos. When we got to Denver our plane hadn't arrived yet.

So we headed to the ladies room and then got sandwiches for the next leg. 

The plane arrived and we got in line to board. The lady in front of us was really nice.
We were on our way and with a window seat! Yay!
I know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, but we were heading east and over the time changes we flew into the sunset. Sort of. Beautiful!
Check out the pink on the wing!
United had some good movies and TV shows, but we read. Didn't want to run the battery out of Xyra's phone. Plus it was a really good story.
Soon it was really dark out and we could see the lights from cities below. One time I looked out I think we were flying over the Mississippi river.  There was a really wide dark lane flanked with lights on both sides. These lights are closer to Philly.
The moon was gorgeous as we landed.
Yay! Heading out of the airport to the car.

That was another adventure! No photos. Stella dumped snow and sleet on Philly so we had to break through some snice...snow and ice...to get out. I sat in the car with the heaters and defrosters going. Xyra cleared off the car and started working on the tires, but called in for reinforcements. The guys got us free and on our way. 
We pulled into our garage at 1:30 AM. Everyone was asleep, so we quietly cleaned up and headed to bed. I was happy to get home to Bonbon. She was happy to see me too.


Thank you for joining me on my trip! I had a lot of fun and hope you did too. 😊💖

A bientôt!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Grace Heads West VI

Be Like Nancy Drew

"Attend Services"

Sunday was GORGEOUS! Cool and breezy in the morning so we needed our jackets, but bright and sunny. After a light breakfast we piled in the truck and headed to South Lake Tahoe for church. Oh, hey, we made up for so few photos from Saturday with lots of photos today. Hope you like them!

These are shots of the lake from the road. Isn't it stunning?




Gramma Enne plays the organ for the church so while she practiced we went outside to take some photos. Huge trees surround the small church.



Huge pine cones are all over the yard.
I did find a me size tree. Just a sapling. (giggles)

I don't know if you can see the snow covered peaks. 

So pretty! The whole area is really nice. After soaking up a little vitamin D we went back inside to warm up.



Just like home the Sunday school room has student artwork on the walls.

Hmm, we have a few of these books at home.

Isn't the sanctuary beautiful. 
The entire building is wood paneled like this.


Back to Carson Valley

We had lunch at Subway that day. A yummy turkey sub with chips and a cookie.
It was so nice that afternoon we took a walk around the neighborhood.

Then I went out back to look at the mountains. 



We're supposed to leave for home tomorrow.

Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe? If yes, what was your favorite spot?

Until tomorrow...a bientôt!