Greeting from California..........
Our good friends Jon and Gail came out early in the Atlanta traffic this morning to drive us to the airport. Thanks again Colcords!!
We left Atlanta at 1100 a.m. and flew through Phoenix arriving L.A. hours ago. After picking up our bags we rechecked them with Air New Zealand (Whew...passed the weight limit for bags)
Spotting the Bob Hope Hollywood USO we walked across the street and toured their (free standing) facility. (Many of you know that Duff works with the USO at the Atlanta airport) The retired general who runs the LA USO was good friends with Bob Hope. Needless to say since it is funded in part by the Bob Hope foundation it is top of the line!
Well we have now had dinner, Duff has forwarded his phone (?? no calls for 7 weeks...??) and we are having our last Starbucks coffee in the states.........we board the plane in about an hour.
Next time we write will be the 21st since we skip a day as we cross the date line.
I'll sign off now as we need to walk around some ..... 14 hours in the air will be quite a lot of sitting. (Maybe longer than that ....it's hard to figure...let you know later)
Love and our best to all..........
Jim and Mary