I am currently visiting Ma for a long Mother’s Day weekend.
I flew out on the red eye flight Friday night. I hadn’t done an overnight flight in well over a decade. I knew I’d be tired, but I’d never done the math before to figure out exactly why. From take off to landing, the times indicate seven and a half hours. Subtract the three hour time difference, and my “night” was shortened to only four and half hours. No wonder!
I didn’t sleep much on the flight. Fortunately, however, nature provided some excellent in-flight entertainment. I had a window seat, and we were flying over an electrical storm. Each lightening strike made all the clouds glow. It was beautiful!
Despite my lack of sleep, I actually felt okay. Saturday I went to Cracker Barrel (my favorite!) for breakfast with Tom. After we got home, Ma and I went on a tour of local plantation. It was short a short guided tour, and there was really nothing to take a picture of. Here’s a picture of the main house from their website.
Mother’s Day was fun. It started out by proving I can control the weather. I was at the half way mark in walking around Ma’s neighborhood when Tropical Storm Ana let loose with some rain. As I’ve mentioned before, I love walking in the rain, so that was a treat. I had a Shawshank moment with arms raised and looking up at the sky.
I took Ma out to lunch on the way to go see my sister, her husband, and my nephews in their new home. It was a great visit. I hadn’t seen them in nearly two years – holy cow had the boys grown! The oldest is now as tall as I am, and he’s only in junior high.
It has been a fun trip, and I still have one more day.
How did you spend Mother’s Day? or How do kids grow up so fast?