And we’re home

The happy story of my life


I burn my candle at both ends

It will not last the night.

But Ah! my foes, and Oh! my friends

It gives a lovely light

–Edna  St. Vincent Millay

So the car came for us in our hotel in Saigon at 9 pm Thursday.  Midnight flight from Tan Son Hut Airport, a name forever engraved in memory from the news coverage of the war.  Arrive in Tokyo 7:30 Friday morning, spend the next 8 hours in the Admirals Club, playing bridge base with Gail in between naps.

Finally, the 4pm flight to LAX, arriving at 8 am the same day.  Always weird to land 8 hours before you take off.  Three more hours in the Admirals club (winning 1.20 masterpoints), then the short hour to SFO–I was asleep before the wheels were up, woke up when they put the wheels back down for landing.  A car service took us home, then I went right back out to pick up 3 weeks worth of mail and re-stock the refrigerator.

And now, it’s time for a shower and clean clothes.  Mike Rippey is having a party/lamb roast, and we can’t be expected to miss a party, can we?  I once read that Dick Clark said “Jet lag is for amateurs”, and that’s been my motto ever since.

It will be good to sleep in my own bed tonight.  And most of tomorrow, I should think.


3 thoughts on “And we’re home

  1. Glad you are home safe and sound. Enjoyed all your pics, brought back memories of Vietnam days and living in Thailand for a year.
    By all means be sure to make the Lamb/Roast party…………….. cousin nick (happy new year)

  2. Welcome home. I always enjoy your travelogues, even the spider and ant dinner. Very glad I wasn’t participating in that one.

    Happy New Year to you and Gail and all the fellow travelers.

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