Rosa's World

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Itty Bitty Baby Steps...

Hi There!

This past fall, my friend Frummie in Florida invited me to visit her. She said "Come when you want but I'd suggest that you pick your coldest month."

Well, I picked February, and thanked her profusely... from the bottom of my heart!!!!

I live on the east coast of Canada and many, many moons ago, I had gone across Canada by plane... so, I'm no stranger to a plane, so to speak.

As for the USA?

Well, I've gone to Bangor, Maine, by car -
it's about a 5 hour drive from here.

And that's it. Period.

In the meantime, our friend Elaine was also invited to visit Frummie and I, in February!

Now, here's the thing.

I am trying to stay calm and not worry about all the "What if's..." and concentrate on 1 baby step at a time.

I'll be traveling ALONE to Bangor, Maine, by bus, to catch an INTERNATIONAL (no less) airplane, for a 7 a.m. flight.... transferring to Philadelphia and then, flying to Florida...

That means, I'll have to leave the day before, baring any storms here in my city, have 1 night sleep over in Bangor.... somehow get a bus or taxi to this INTERNATIONAL airport, for SEVEN a.m.

That means, I'll probably have to be up by 5 a.m., to be at the airport by 6 a.m., right? One hour before hand should be enough, right?!??

See? I'm starting to hyperventilate, again!


Anyhow, at this point, I'm doing baby steps towards organizing my travel agenda.

I've made a file folder and will be keeping my travel plans and notes in this file folder.

I've now got the air flight info in this folder.

(NOTE: Vacance means Vacation, in English)

Yes, I KNOW it's silly and for those of you that travel on a regular basis, you're probably thinking that I'm nuts!


Well, for ME, this is like a once in a lifetime trip....

I'm starting to have day dreams (AKA nightmares) where I'm getting off the plane in Alaska, in FEBRUARY, 'cause I messed up on my plane connection!!!!


Elaine and Frummie, being the two sweetest and nicest gals you can imagine, are teasing me to pieces AND have decided to give me a daily countdown on how many days are left....

"What's today's countdown?"
as per Elaine's email...


*nervously swallowing*

Gosh - that's like a little over a month!!!

(who might have to take bigger baby steps real soon.)


Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

ROTFLOL! ALASKA...I don't think so!

You are too funny!

Yep, 49 DAYS until we both leave from each side of North America!

Relax...remember you have that wheelchair waiting for you too!




Pat from FL and MI said...

Oh how fun! Where is Frummie in FL?

Frummie said...

Rosa, my sweetie, you should be at the airport atleast 1-1/2 to 2 hours before flight time. Google has a countdown calendar, I have the trip on it. Every morning I get more excited, I can't wait!!!!!
Don't forget to take your wheelchair...LOL!

Pat, I am in Boynton Beach, south Palm Beach area. The girls will be here on February 15th, you are more than welcome to join us.

I am hoping that Cyn will be with us too! It is Cyn and Rosa's Birthday week. I really can't wait.

Love and many many hugs,


Susan In Texas said...

You'll be fine, dear. We speak the same language here and everything. And in 49 days they SHOULD have the current blizzard all sorted out.... I hope! and just think how lovely and warm it will be in Florida in February.

Happy Trails,
Susan in Texas

PS We always try to arrive at the airport about 2 hours ahead to leave sufficient time to check our bags and get through security. Be sure to check the TSA website for the US regulations on flying with liquids and laptops. And wear comfortable slip on shoes for easy removal at security. 8)

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Rosa....I learned with travelling to just ask lots of questions...they're used to that. When I arrive at what I think is the right gate, I show my ticket to the attendant at the desk and ask if I'm in the right spot. That really helps me. What a fun opportunity! Wish I could join you guys, but alas...maybe another year :-).