We arrived back in Santa Cruz last night after some 16 or so hours of flying and a dozen or so more hours of running through airports/waiting for delayed flights/sitting through lightening storms on the tarmac, etc. We left our apartment around noon on Wednesday and finally touched down at SFO around 3p on Thursday. (One of the first things we did on US soil? Lunch/dinner of long-craved Mexican food in Los Gatos with George who picked us up in SF.)
We are, of course, without our luggage on this return trip (if you recall, our luggage arrived after us on the way out, too). As Joe would say, "F-ing Heathrow!" It is 5p now and no sign of our bags yet. We aren't worried though, yet. :)
It is wonderful to be back in Santa Cruz with our over-joyed kitty (seriously, she won't let us out of her sight! It's pretty mutual, though! :) ). Last night we walked out to the cliff to watch the sunset, the full moon and the last of the fishing boats in the water --- gorgeous! And this morning I rode my cruiser along West Cliff before going to New Leaf to stock up on groceries. This truly is an amazing place and we are so lucky to call it "home." We'll miss Copenhagen, but it is good to be back.
Looking forward to catching up with all of you soon (hopefully in person!). I will upload the last of our pictures soon, too.