MOON TO MOON

Oct 19, 2013by tracey Comments

Several people have been wondering where I have been.  It has been a week of ping-ponging around. Monday morning Glenn and I left Nashville at the crack of dawn. We said good-bye at the airport.  He headed off to New Orleans and I went to LA and then on to spend four days in Santa Barbara with my mother.

I have blogged so much about Santa Barbara in the last year there is little left for me to say. I tend to go to the same places, see the same people and spend most of my time hanging out with my mom.  I stay with her so there are no hotel rooms to photograph.

Thursday, late in the day, I drove to LA. I literally spent fourteen hours there, eight of which were sleeping.  I woke up before the sun to drive to the airport to catch a flight to Ft. Lauderdale,  where I was meeting Glenn.

We are down here for two days to see his dad.  Tomorrow we go to Miami for two days,  then back to New York. So in the end it will be ten days on the road – Nashville, LA, Santa  Barbara, LA, Boca Raton,  Miami – home.

The  extraordinary thing about  yesterday was  that it was bracketed by full moons. I have never actually seen that before.

I woke up to this.
I woke up to this. Full moon over LA.
Time to wake up.
You don’t often see a full moon at that time.
Coffee in the room. Lobby coffee was not set up until 6:30.
Coffee in the room. Lobby coffee was not set up until 6:30.

 

I never even unpacked. I barely opened the suitcase. This is where my spacepaks come in really handy.
I never even unpacked. I barely opened the suitcase. This is where my spacepaks come in really handy.

 

Time to go. I get to airports on the early side.
Time to go. I get to airports on the early side.
An hour later.
What the city looked like an hour later. No more moon.

 

Out of sequence but people like to see the rooms. This was the day before.
Out of sequence  – but people like to see the rooms. This was the day before.
Ready to roll.
Ready to roll.

 

La Cienga at 7:30 - looking good.
La Cienga at 7:30 – looking good.
Suddenly not so good. Which is why you leave early!
Suddenly not so good. Which is why you leave early!

 

Budget Rent A Car Return - right on schedule.
Budget Rent A Car Return – right on schedule.
Virgin Lounge a little time to spare.
Virgin Lounge a little time to spare.
Fastbreak - a game changer. If you are not a member - join. Glenn was waiting for me there. Forgot to take his picture.
Fastbreak – a game changer. If you are not a member – join. Glenn was waiting for me there. Forgot to take his picture.
New room. New coast.
New room. New coast.
Welcome sight.
Another view.
Welcome sight.
Welcome sight.

 

The end of a long day.
The end of a long day.
Look who I found.
Look who I found.

 

Same moon - now over Florida.
Same moon – now over Florida. Good-Night Moon