Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of July

Son got a 3 day pass to come home over the July 4th holiday. It was so great to see him.

We had advised him to wear his ACU's home: he might get special treatment because he was wearing it. His father had arranged the plane tickets and because he kept telling the travel agent that Son was in the military, they wrote it on his ticket. The airline bumped him and the other guys with "military" on their tickets up to first class! He had plenty of room to spread out. He didn't realize though that the flight attendants would wait on him hand and foot. He said it was almost annoying how many times they asked him if he needed anything. He just needed sleep.

When he got to LA his connecting flight was cancelled, just as they were about to board. Unfortunately, we live a 2 hour drive from the San Francisco airport and had already left to pick him up. He called, we turned around and husband found him a new flight. This time he flew into Sacramento, same distance from our home, but less travel time because of traffic. His duffle still ended up in SFO. They brought it out to Son the day we had to take him back to the airport.
Fortunately, he had a non-stop flight back and made it back to base on time.

Fireworks were really late this year because of high winds. We were so tired that we left the park and our friends about 15 minutes after the scheduled start time. Just as we walked away toward home, they started. We kept on walking. We've seen spectacular fireworks before, at Disneyland, and were not concerned about missing them.

All in all, it was a good weekend. We really miss Son but he only has 5 weeks left in Maryland.
Then both kids will be off to Fresno State. Empty nest, here we come.

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