“Roger that DL 281 we read you loud and clear. You are a go for landing in Hong Kong.”
“Ladies and Gentlemen we have landed in Hong Kong.” .. “We are now at the gate. Please remain seated until the seat belt sign is turned off.” .. “The local time is 4:58pm. We hope you had a pleasant flight and that you enjoy your stay in Hong Kong.” .. “Thank You for flying with us on Delta Airlines.”
Since last August I have been eagerly awaiting this moment. Where oh where is Patti. Gullible has been with me here in Arrival Hall ‘B’ for thirty minutes. I hope Patti is all right.
Well as it turned out Patti was NOT all right. The wheel chair was NOT at the gate waiting for her. So finally she walked up the jet-way into the arrival lounge. NO wheel chair. She asked for one and after a wait one arrived. She got a partial ride and was told to sit here on this bench. She waited and she waited some more. Her words .. “I was literally in tears.” An attendant with a wheel chair passed her and she ‘flagged-it-down.’ She got to immigration after about one hour. No bag. The attendant found her bag since all the others had gotten theirs.
“I am so happy to see you My Dear One. What happened? Gullible has been through immigration for about an hour now.”
Then I got .. THE REST OF THE STORY .. as I outlined it above.
“Patti .. Are you hungry?” .. “I am stuffed full Cap. All we did on the flight over for 15-hours was to eat. I could NOT eat one single cracker. Why?” ..
Then we two crashed. Patti said she was asleep before her head hit the pillow!
I was up at 5am this morning. I crept around our room as Patti was sleeping. I got breakfast and as I was just about ready to leave for a morning meeting Patti awoke.
I said .. “I assume you want to sleep in.” .. Patti said .. “Where are you going?” ..
I said .. and ..
Patti said COUNT ME IN .. I will go with you!
Soon it will be one full year for me living as a resident here in Hong Kong. Sorry to bore you with this but ..
Lord God of Abraham .. What have I ever done to deserve the gifts you have bestowed upon me.?
Patti and Cap .. Gullible is out exploring .. Tonight we are off for Discovery Bay.
- OCT 24, 15 .. A BIG DAY TOMORROW SUNDAY THE 25th ..
- OCT 27 .. 15 .. PATTI AND GULLIBLE AND CAP ..