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Amoeba and I woke at 7 a.m. EDST on Saturday, April 16th, and I haven’t been in bed since. It is now 8:04 p.m. PDST and we are home. I am about to put dinner on the table.

Saturday morning we checked out of the hotel and drove to Amoeba’s mother’s house, where we spent a couple of hours before heading to Boston and the airport. As is customary, we sat in the airport a couple of hours before our flight — which was a little over 5 hours long. I did nap a bit, but mostly I watched reruns of NCIS on my lovely, free Jet Blue TV.

After leaving the plane in Seattle Amoeba and I had another two hour wait for the shuttle from SeaTac to the Anacortes Ferry Landing. We got on the shuttle about 11:15 p.m. PDST and I did get to sleep for about an hour. Amoeba woke me because we had to transfer from the big, warm comfy bus to a cold, cramped, rattle trap with (I’m certain) cement seats. The bus driver was nice though.

The shuttle left us at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal at two a.m. — about 3:15 a.m. someone came along and unlocked the door and let us inside where it was warmer. We stretched out on the bench seats in a dining booth and slept for another hour — and did the same on the ferry.

When we landed in Friday Harbor, Amoeba left me at the ferry terminal and walked to the airport to retrieve the car from long term parking, then he came to get me. At home Amoeba showered and changed and went to church for one more rehearsal before the Palm Sunday Service. I curled up on the couch and took a 75 minute nap.

In a minute I am scheduling Punny Monday, then I am going to watch TV. Sam Axe — I adore Bruce Campbell. Why didn’t someone tell me about this show 5 seasons ago?!

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Yes but it was only 4 am PDST when you rose. Ahhh the joys of travel. Hmmm PM going to be as good as last week? pffft Welcome home.

  2. That 6 hour flight just about did me in a few weeks ago! I decided that I prefer changing planes, even if it does make for a longer day. Non-stop flights across the country are just too long to be sitting (at least for me).

    Hope you get plenty of rest to recover from your travels!

  3. Glad you’re home safe & sound. I absolutely love Sam Axe on Burn Notice. I’m just an “action/adventure” type of gal. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t have a tv, or I’d never get anything done. lol 😀

  4. What a long trip! I though it was hard to get to Paraguay, but this sounds almost like the trip here.
    You´ll have to rest up this week!

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