The Grand Return.

Aloha, blogging world. I'm back!

Getting home was quite a long ordeal, for such a small amount of time spent on a plane. After spending the last few days in New York surprisingly on our own, Kirby and I had to endure the scariest shuttle bus ride to the airport imaginable. One would think that by avoiding the cabbies, you could avoid the crazies? Er, no. Apparently the shuttle drivers are twice as bad. We narrowly avoided death no less than fifteen times, because apparently our guy doesn't believe in stopping. Ever.

Upon arrival at JFK airport, the flight boarded smoothly enough - however I waited on the runway in a take-off queue for 2 hours. What's one thing that can make that kind of a wait worse? When your plane decides to lose power completely aka turning its engines (and more importantly, it's air conditioning!) on and off the entire time. My backside was numb by the time the plane took off the ground.

The flight itself was uneventful - if you count being sandwiched between a dude's reclining chair and another dude's rather protruding belly for seven hours. I made my way through Heathrow's customs in London, looking forward to another nice and easy shuttle ride to my door. Er, no. Again. Due to the shuttle company picking up seven other passengers and dropping me off dead last, it took 2.5 hours to get home.

Ah, home. I have missed it.

Oscar is home now too, and boy has he grown. All of him has grown, if you know what I mean. Even his meow has gotten rather manly. He's currently going between the 'I hate you because you abandoned me and I'm going to run away now' phase and the 'Momma, I'm going to stick to you like glue so you never leave me again, ever' phase, but all in all, he's my same adorable baby who tends to bite toes.

All I'm missing is Jase, who gets back in a few days time, so I can give him his pressies! Shopping for him was one of the best things about the USA! I've spent today trying to upload as many pictures of mine as I can, but I still have a long way to go yet. I'll blog (with photos) as I get around to it, but if you can't wait in the meantime, feel free to take a peep at my Flickr. It's so good to be back!


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32 comments:

The Casual Perfectionist said...

Yay! You're back! I can't wait to read all about it. :)

Emilie said...

Isn't it funny how "manly" they get?! I forgot to mention that you'd have that waiting for you when you got Oscar back ;)

Can't wait to see more pictures!

Lacey Bean said...

Yay glad you made it back safely! Sorry we didn't get to meet up though. :(

Viviane said...

Welcome back! I first thought, Flickr? You have a Flickr? But I've found you and added you!

Erin said...

Welcome Back! I started looking through your Flickr photos a while ago....you have been busy! :)

nancypearlwannabe said...

Your pictures look awesome! I can't wait to read all about it.

Allie said...

I just checked out your Flickr stream. I've lived in the US my whole life, but I think you've seen more of it than I have! Great pictures!

Nic said...

Welcome home!

Lys said...

WELCOME BACK!! Can't wait to hear about your adventures!

kirby said...

WEEEE home!

I'm happy, are you happy!?

~Mum~ said...

glad your home safe
i bet you can't wait to see Jase !!!

heidikins said...

Welcome back!! Or, rather, America Misses You! And Bloggyville just hasn't been quite the same without your Aussie accent.

I'm just sayin.

xox

Mrs. Higrens said...

I can't wait to read more stories of Alynda's American Adventure!

Operation Pink Herring said...

Welcome home :)

-R- said...

What was your favorite part of the trip?

Julie said...

Yeaa!
Glad you're back and that you had a great time in the US!!

Ree said...

Ooooh, Welcome home. Well, um, Bye! (Since I'm not there to welcome you and I didn't tell you goodbye when you left...)

We missed you, but we're looking forward to hearing all about it!

elise said...

I can't wait to hear everything. Am still super bummed (and red-cheeked) about missing you, but I am glad you're back in Internetworld!

katelin said...

aw welcome back! can't wait to see some pics and hear some travel stories :)

Kristabella said...

Welcome back kiddo! I hope you had a fabulous time! I'm still so bummed I didn't get to meet up with you!

Can't wait to hear all about it!

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ashley.marie said...

WELLLCCCOOOOMMMME HOME!! :)

YAY!!

Can't wait to hear how it was, m'dear!!

Sarah said...

Didn't I tell you Oscar would still love you?? Give him a couple days and he'll get over the ignoring you part. Glad you made it home safely, what with all the road bump!

Jessica said...

Hope you had an awesome vacation!!!!!

Aurelius said...

Some of us thought you were gone so long you'd been locked up at Guantanamo Bay. Glad you escaped.

Tina Vaziri said...

Welcome back! Now you have to shower Oscar with constant kisses, no more then 10 minutes should pass between each kiss, that's the recommended dosage after being away so long.

brandy said...

Glad you are back!! It sounds like (from your previous post) you've been everywhere- I'm excited to hear more about your adventures.

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Noelle said...

Welcome home! I'm excited to hear what you have to say about the trip!

velocibadgergirl said...

Yay, welcome back! I can't wait to hear all about your trip (says the girl who has been back for a week and has yet to blog a word about her own trip ;) )

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I hope you enjoyed your vacation. I can't wait to hear about your adventures.

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