Yes People - they let me back in the states and back in Merryland. May all be Well and Merry here!
29.10.2009 - 30.10.2009
Check in for fly home was not without a little drama. I had bought a few food items to bring back home for folks to try; but they labeled them as liquids and threw them out. If I had known that I would have put them in my carry on luggage. I've been toting these food items around for the last couple weeks and they passed the domestic flight security... so... needless to say I was a little upset about this issue..... i don't give these security Aussies a very nice person rating. Hindsight I should have just gone to the Post to mail them but not sure I had enough time...
Uneventful long Qantas plane ride from Sydney to LA. Extra seats on this flight so was able to spread out a little bit. Not much excitement to report. Did meet a movie producer/camera man who was on his way to Las Vegas to film an Aussie Reality show called "Wedding day". The stint he was orchestrating in LV was to film six rich rich rich gals going to Vegas for a "Hen Party" (called Bachelorette party here). Like almost all the Aussies I've met here; they have been to the states at least one time or the other as was this case with this guy.
For some reasons I was processed quickly thru immigrations and for some reason my suitcase was not subjected to customs search as everyone else had to do.... so happy that nothing else was thrown away from my food lot..
Beautiful day in LA - was happy to switch on my cell phone once again. LOL Was going to try to meet up with Richard and Cindy Stone again - we chatted on phone. but they were unable to make it.. we'll have to plan a future gathering.. Thanks for you both darlings for trying!
Typical hang around the terminal for a layover that was suppose to be 4 hours that turned into almost 6.... plane was late due to bad weather in DFW. Sat beside a pretty neat woman.. never dd get her name.. but she was dressed to reflect her Muslim beliefs.... we ended up having a very nice conversation about many things which made the five hour plane trip go by very fast. Most gracious to my ride Paul for picking me up at a much later hour than originally intended..
Hope to see all my mates soon!!!!