Sunday, June 1, 2014

I Packed An Umbrella

But what I needed was a boat!
  My travel to Lake Charles, LA was a little eventful, left a little late, a passenger got sick on the plane and we had to wait for the EMTs to check her out and take her off the plane, then I got to the rental car place it was craziness!
It took the third bus to get me to the rental car place, then to get out there and wait in line for a car and there was a major traffic jam to get out of the place. Things were backed up because there were heavy thunderstorms the day before and then somebody hit one of the exit booths. Then it was a 2&1/2 hour drive to the store. When I got there they were closed for the day. 
   So now the boat part. My GPS said that the store was 9 minutes away from my hotel. But I could hear thunder storms and this is what the radar looked like
When I first left the hotel it was ok but then I ran into this...
Then this...
See I needed a boat! Ugh! I did not want to ruin the rental car. By 4 in the afternoon it was gone, crazy!
  The rest of the week was pretty uneventful. There was another trainer at the site, so we did inventory on Wednesday and just helped out on Thursday. 
  On Wednesday Jen and I went to a hip hop class at a gym downtown. My calves   have finally loosened up. On Thursday night I went to Zumba with the pharmacist. One of the challenges of this job is to stay in shape. I am back on my diet and can call the first week a success.
   Friday I headed back to Houston and was able to meet a friend that I haven't seen in about 18 years. We used to work together. She works for NASA. We didn't have time to do a tour but she did bring me this..
What a bonus it is to see some of my friends.
  I got a tiny bit of stitching done on this..
I finished the flag. I have been reading on the plane. Maybe I will have to try and stitch.
   So that was my first week. Next week I fly to Pittsburg early Monday morning, stop by corporate to pick up my laptop and phone and meet everyone. Then it is off to the store in Canton, OH.
    Thanks for traveling with me!
  
Chris

28 comments:

carol fun said...

Travel certainly has lots of opportunties for craziness - I'm sure you will end up with lots of interesting stories. Great work keeping to the diet and getting in some exercise - I have problems with that and I am a total homebody. The cross stitch is cute - I'm in the mood to do some patriotic stitching too. Hope you have a great week...with less water in it!

Penny said...

It sounds like a very eventful trip. Glad you made it back safely. It was nice that you could get together with your friend. And I hope your next trip is a little less eventful. :)

Barb said...

I'm so glad you made it through all the rain!! and storms. I look forward to the adventures of next week!

Annette-California said...

Crazy that you had storms and flooding where you were and here its sunny weather. glad you made it home safe and sound. Great that you got to see some friends. Love your newest wip - I too started stitching on a patriotic design. Whats the name of yours? love Annette

butterfly said...

WHat a trip Chris ,so happy you got back safe and that you met up with old friends .
Great start on your stitching , hugs.

cucki said...

Such a sweet trip :)
Welcome back dear
Big hugs x

Marilyn said...

Hope you have better week this week.
The Astronaut is too cute.
Marilyn

Krista said...

Hope this weeks is smooth sailing for you!

P.J. said...

Wow!

Julie said...

What a trip, hope this weeks is kinder to you. Nice that you got to meet up with friends.

KimM said...

What an adventure! Something to write about :)
Hope the coming week is a bit less exciting and relaxing.
Take care -
xxx

Vickie said...

Whew! Living the adventures for me Chris! ;)

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! Well that was an introduction to travel for sure! Yikes -- flooding makes me very very nervous! Hope Pittsburgh goes more smoothly. Nice you are getting to see friends along the way!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Holy smokes, girlfriend! I think you might need to start packing an inflatable ark in that suitcase. W-O-W!

diamondc said...

Chris: What a bummer, I hope the rest of the week is better for you, just think finding excercise classes on the road, wow you are so lucky.
Have a safe and great week.

Catherine

P.S. the astronaut is so cool.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Congrats on handling all the craziness in stride! There will surely be lots of it in the travels to come. Great that you're getting to spend time with old friends and doing fun things in the evenings. Look forward to hearing more of your adventures!

valerie said...

Sounds like a crazy and busy business trip Chris! Good for you for fitting in exercise and stitching. Love the Astronaut keychain your friend gave you. Hope the next trip goes a little more smoothly!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I can't keep up with you Chris, I hope you're enjoying it so far.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I almost always stitch on the plane when I can, I just get so much done because I'm "captive"

Beth said...

You certainly are seeing lots of the country with all your traveling Chris. I hope you can keep up with all the time zone changes.

Sharon said...

Wow! That was an eventful trip! I hope things calm down for you this week :-)

Brigitte said...

OH my, oh my, you can really call that craziness. Good to know that there was no accident due to the weird weather. Being able to meet with a friend certainly made up for all the inconvenience.

Anne said...

Wow! Crazy times Chris! I see now how you really needed a boat. It's not everyday you hear someone say "I have a friend who works for NASA!" Super cool :D Hugs from me and Titus :D

Carol said...

Wow! It looks like you are coping well with all of your travel snafus, Chris! I'll bet it would be terribly hard to diet while on the road... Best of luck to you. Glad you have a "portable" hobby like your stitching to keep you company when you travel!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

I will travel vicariously through your adventures, Chris. Hope the next trip is a little calmer. Glad you found a way to keep to your diet and stitch, too!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Did you get any sleep along the way? Busy...busy!
Have a great weekend,
Robyn

Susan said...

Other than the small flood, it sounds like you had a good trip. Love the little astronaut. And nice progress on your stitching. It always takes me a while to get into the rhythm of stitching while traveling.

Karoline said...

Apart from the weather it sounds like your first week went well. I'm sure you'll soon get into a routine with the travelling