Saturday, January 04, 2014

Goodbye, Sunshine

In-N-Out Burger, Carlsbad, California
After a glorious sunny morning in Del Mar, California, yesterday, the six of us checked out of our motel and headed north. We stopped just up the freeway in Carlsbad for our last cultural experience: lunch at In-N-Out Burger. We seem to agree that it's a good burger -- though maybe not quite up to the hype and poetry that it sometimes inspires.

By the time we drove up to our airport hotel near LAX, we had lost the good weather: fog or smog now obscured the blue skies we had enjoyed for 10 days. We said our goodbyes to each other and to California in the evening, preparing to fly back to our separate homes early in the morning. It was still dark when the shuttle dropped us at the airport this morning, so I don't know what the LA weather is today.

We arrived back in Ann Arbor happy with our experience of on-time flights and good luck with lines in the airports. As soon as we got home we had to shovel the snow out of our driveway and get over to Whole Foods to stock up the house in anticipation of a predicted storm that's supposed to drop more and more snow (though the predictions are currently being moderated). So many people had the same idea that there were empty shelves and depleted supplies at the store. But we're ready for whatever storm comes our way tomorrow.


Jeanie said...

You all look so happy in that sun -- wish you could have stayed away another week; this is brutal!

~~louise~~ said...

What a lovely family you have Mae. Everyone looks so Happy!!! I hope you are staying warm up there. We've been pretty lucky so far. Don't get me wrong, it is cold but we aren't minus anything, yet!

Thanks for sharing, Mae...