June 22: The Flight Down
Melissa and Mathea prepared the day before so we'd be all ready to
go. Starlight had to spend the two weeks at a kennel called
"Falmouth Happy Cats" (Thanks, Claire!), but he did manage to help pack.
We had to get up at 4AM to get ready for our flight. Adam Pride
picked us up promptly at 4:30 and drove us to Portland. We
arrived in plenty of time, got through security quickly, and were
boarding our first flight before we knew it (but not before some strong
coffee and some breakfast).
Flights to Atlanta and Las Vegas were both on time and OK. We
manged to catch a glimpse of the Grand Canyon from the air.
Unfortunately, Hoover Dam was on the wrong side of the plane. We
had a little thunderstorm-induced turbulence, nothing big. Mathea
did very well and kept herself busy for the most part.
Ray and Darlene picked us up at Las Vegas, we went to the RV park ("The Hitchin' Post") had a good time playing in the pool for a
while (helped with the approx. 110 degree heat), and had a nice dinner
of pulled pork, beans, and slaw.
Melissa and Mathea worked on their paper journal, then we all went to
bed fairly early.