Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vacation Report

My vacation to the Gulf Coast was very restful and lovely. The weather was sunny and only required a light sweater or jacket during the day. Now I'm back in Shiver Land. I turned off the heat in my apartment before I left. It's running full blast now, but my home is still cold. However, I have flannel pajamas and warm blankets, so I'll be fine.

Anyway, it must be a FAA regulation that male airline pilots be especially handsome, and it doesn't hurt that they are wearing uniforms.

On my first flight, I was intrigued by the man in my row who was NOT wearing a wedding ring, but was studying the Bible. Between his worksheets and New Jerusalem Bible, he barely noticed I was alive. The first worksheet was on the Holy Spirit, and the second worksheet was about the disciples.

I always say Hail Marys during take-off. Even though the science of flight has been explained to me many times, I still find it pretty remarkable that heavy planes are way up in the air. I thanked God each time we landed.

One perk of staying with my relatives was that they decided when we ate and where and what. They also determined the schedule of the day. It was like being a child again, and I enjoyed going along for the ride. I enjoyed not having to think about the details of daily life and schedules, etc. It was like being on the lazy river of life.

Saw a number of movies. Half of them were porn because that's how movies are these days. These were popular movies. Also, I wonder if the actors and actresses are embarrassed by performing certain scenes and appearing nude.

Hey, Hollywood, private parts are called private parts FOR A REASON.

I am not thrilled with violence either. I spent quite a bit of my viewing time hiding behind a blanket. Every comfortable home has a blanket draped over the back of the sofa, and my cousins had such a blanket.

If you would like to help protect eyes from raunchy images, head over to Becky's blog,, and order a chaplet. I need to do a better job of monitoring what I watch as an adult. Maybe I should just stick to movies that feature talking animals.

Another thing I need to work on is not so serious. I overpack each and every time I travel.

I saw a barge that was named St. Padre Pio. Yes, you can honor God and the saints while partaking in commerce and industry.

We spent one afternoon at a museum. Even though it's was my fourth or fifth visit to this place, I still enjoyed it and saw new exhibits.

I really cut back on the souvenirs I bought. It's cheaper that way.

I am so grateful I had the means and opportunity to have such a lovely trip this winter, and that my cousins treat me so well.


Becky said...

Thanks for the shout-out. :-) It made me smile. Especially when you mentioned the "porn" movies. I just went to the movies with my friend a few days ago and we saw "Silver Linings." An excellent movie--except too much nudity and too much swearing! For those two reasons, I will never watch it again, which is sad. Why does Hollywood think it needs swearing and sex to make a movie good? It reminds me of Junior High, when everyone tries to act something that they're not.

Glad you had a good time. :-)

All in His Perfect Timing said...

Ah, yes ... handsome airline pilots! :-) There IS something about a man in uniform. :)
I am amazed about how planes that way literally tons can fly. I'm terrible at physics/aero-dynamics. It always amazes me.
I haven't seen a movie in a long time. There just aren't any good movies I'd like to see.