Our summer officially began with an early June trip back to the States. As always, with military transports, you take what you can get. Luckily for us, this time we were passengers aboard a snazzy little C-21 Lear jet bound for Ramstein AFB in Germany.
We stayed overnight at the base in Ramstein, enjoyed a quick dinner and beer out in the town before leaving the next day on a plane bound for Baltimore. We shared the aircraft with about 40 US soldiers returning home from being deployed. After a 3 hour layover in Ireland during the wee hours of the morning…..
…we finally landed on US soil at BWI.
After grabbing a couple of hours sleep at a nearby airport hotel, we parted ways. Richard headed to Denver where he attended his eldest daughter’s graduate school graduation ceremony. So proud of her!
And I departed for Nashville to attend my nephew’s wedding and enjoy sightseeing with the family in Music City, USA!
Nashville was the perfect place for some good ol’ down-home pickin’ and grinnin’. We shared lots of laughs and many memories.
After the wedding, my mom and I flew back to Colorado to join up with Richard and more family and friends for an all too short visit. Our time back home reminded us of all the things we miss (family, friends, Mexican food, orderliness, crisp Colorado air, nice landscaping, a night out in the big city, English.. ) and don’t miss (traffic, HUGE mega stores, life in the fast lane, pharmeceutical commercials, long lines, processed food) When we returned to Crete 2 weeks later summer was in full swing. Next blogs – summer in Crete.