Friday, April 9, 2010

Leavin' On a Jet Plane

It's that time again: I'm goin' to be a ramblin' man.

I'm heading out tomorrow on that wonderful flight from Okinawa to the land of real Mexican food, Southern California. It's a two week course that I have to attend, and I get a week of leave on the back end of it.

While I'm looking forward to the trip, I'm not looking forward to the trip. Traveling is, by its very nature, a pain in the ass. Some folks love living out of a suitcase, and shuffling through airports; most don't. I'm with the majority on this one. There is certainly a part of me that loves the adventure of the journey, otherwise I wouldn't be in this line of work. Mostly, though, international business travel is a hassle.

I will, however, get to see family, and even a friend or two. That will be nice. I enjoy the scenery of coastal California, as well. I'll miss my wife and kids, but that's part of the package.

See you on the other side.


Miss Em said...

Safe Journey.

Elaina M. Avalos said...

Do you have to rub in that you're going to get to eat real Mexican food? :)

Have a great trip!

Just John said...

@Miss Em: Many thanks!

@Elaina: I just can't express how much I'm looking forward to that part!

kris said...

what's is like for you to be in CA, or back in the States generally.

Even when it's only the tracker on the plane showing we've just left Canada and are now in US airspace, I feel relieved. Walking through immigration and stepping outside the airport feels like home.

Hope you're having a great trip.

Just John said...

@kris: It's a little strange; driving is certainly different, but the food is good! It's been a treat to see family and Gawfer. I miss my wife and kids though; there's no getting around that.