Okay. Now, where was I? Time has gotten away from me. Last week seems like a month ago. Monday and Tuesday were jam packed taking care of all the "normal" stuff that I usually do Monday through Friday. I spent Wednesday day and night with my aunt who had some out-patient surgery. On Thursday morning, Joe and I headed out to DIA at the crack of dawn -- before the crack of dawn actually; dawn didn't show up for another hour -- to catch a plane for a couple days of college visits in the northwest.
It was a whirlwind tour, but I did manage to catch a glimpse of some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen. It was gorgeous! We spent a day in Tacoma visiting the University of Puget Sound, and then traveled down to Salem, Oregon, to visit Willamette. Joe got to see firsthand two of the colleges that he's interested in attending, and I got to reminisce about my own college days, wishing they would let me enroll so I could have my own room in one of the dorms, buy textbooks and pencils and college sweatshirts, and spend hours in the library. (sigh)
Late this afternoon, we left the SeaTac airport and were fortunate that the plane was only half full, so we each got our own space to stretch out in the back with lots of pillows. Looking down on Puget Sound was like viewing a land of fantasy and enchantment. The clouds hovered just above the water, nestling in the various coves. The sun peaked through, making sections of the water sparkle, and Mount Rainier was majestic in the background.
As we flew over the Rockies into Colorado, the landscape changed but was no less spectacular. Snow dusts the highest peaks and the clouds settle into the valleys, the mountains poking through the top. We flew through some clouds, hitting a bit of turbulence, and I wondered why angels would choose to make these heavenly pillows their home. As beautiful as clouds can be, they whipped spatters of moisture on the plane windows. And it's cold way up there!
I'm glad the decision as to where Joe will go to school isn't up to me. I would be hard pressed to choose between either of the schools we visited. And there's still the option that he could go to a school in-state. It would be nice to have him close to home. But it would be great to have reason to go back to the northwest to visit him!
In other news . . . how 'bout them Rockies?! While Joe was spending the night in the dorms, I was in hotels, watching the Rockies win two in a row! (And since there was no one else to steal the remote, flipping channels between the game, "Pretty Woman" w/ Julia Roberts, and TNT's "What Not To Wear." It doesn't take much to please me:)
I'm looking forward to making the rounds and visiting some blogs! It may take a day or two, so don't give up on me;)