I am back safe and sound and at Saunders Beach once again! It was quite an eventful trip back—ended up taking only 2 of the scheduled flights, changed flights (and airlines even ) on 3 of the flights, totally lost my luggage and it is probably somewhere still in the US, met some nice people along the way, got friendly with the Northwest, American and Air New Zealand folks who were helping with the luggage thing, actually got in early to Townsville and had my darling husband waiting for me at the airport to whisk me home. I must say I am glad to be back and happy to be wtih my hubby again—-I really missed him and I can tell he missed me. He had all the laundry done, the dishes done, the bed changed and things were in good shape so I know if he HAD to he could be on his own!!!
Additions and changes to the house while I was gone: a couple new baby geckos running around— pooing everywhere which kind of grosses me out—, a new rental car (red this time!!!), overgrown bushes and palms and shrubs, a beach that lost about 10 meters so now the trees that were on the edge of the property are on their sides and we have to make a new path to the beach, and mysteriously missing mail that was supposed to be delivered on Monday so i guess I am going to have to track that down. We don’t get a lot of mail but there are some things that I know we were to be receiving while we were gone so who knows where those are! Kind of like our mail issues in the US—we just don’t have good luck with any postal system i guess!
But it is great to be back with the man even though I had a fabulous time in the US catching up with everyone. It is a grueling trip tho and I think next time I want to travel with Chris—-it is just nice to have someone with you, you know??
So later today we will start the process of trying to track down my luggage which should prove to be interesting. I had to buy a new luggage tag in the US because somewhere between Columbus and Raleigh they lost my tag even tho it was a really sturdy one. My new one which my BFF Ann found for me says “Queen of the Road” which maybe was not a correct phrase!!! So I am going to make do without a lot of my regular things which are in the suitcase but at least I am here!!! The things I am most upset about losing if it is never found…..my new Hoops and YoYo thermal cup that my niece gave me that talks, my Australia photo book, my latest Cotton Ketchie book inscribed to Chris, my favorite pair of red shoes, my Bath and Body Works stuff, my favorite bras (blush blush) and all the make up I bought that I can’t find here. So keep your fingers crossed for me that they figure out who owns that huge 68 pound red duffle bag!!!
I will blog more later but I know that my adoring fans have wondered where I have been. Stuck on planes and in airports but I am done with that for a bit!!! Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!