A huge snowstorm has hit Colorado, cancelling my flight from LA to Denver. So close yet so far away…
Fortunately I have a place to stay at my grandparents (even though they left for Nashville today). Frontier airlines is saying they’ll resume service at 3:30pm today, which raises my hopes I’ll make it home sometime this afternoon or tonight. I’ve made it this far, I’m pretty anxious to get all the way home and see my folks.
Ah well… It’s always an adventure.
Just wanted to post a quick note saying I’ve arrived safe and sound in Los Angeles. The whole journey was nearly completely uneventful, save for tight security procautions at US Immigration, and a grilling by customs (though they didn’t search me or my gear).
The reality of being back in the US hasn’t really hit home yet. More later.
Just wanted to jot down a quick note saying that I got back to Bangkok from my meditation retreat today, and I leave for Los Angeles tomorrow evening. I spend a day with my grandparents, and then fly on the 19th the last leg of my journey to Denver, and home to Boulder.
The retreat was really good, but really hard. It was far harder than I expected, and was probably one of the hardest things I’ve done. Definitely one of the hardest things I’ve done on this trip. At the same time, or rather perhaps because it was hard, I think I got a lot out of it. It’s hard to say at this point, as I haven’t really had enough time to think about it yet.
As I wasn’t allowed to journal during the course, I haven’t really written that much yet, but I do want to get some of my thoughts down in the next day or so, and I’ll post them when I do, and have the time to type them up.
It’s hard to think I’ll be home in a few days. It’s even hard to think I’ll be back in the states in about 24 hours. It’s certainly been an amazing trip, and I haven’t really even begun to think of it as a whole, and assess it in that way. It’s simply been my life for the past 16 months. I’m hoping over the next few weeks and perhaps months, I can get a bit better grasp on it, and make sense of it all.
Well, I did it. I’m coming home. I bought my plane ticket today. I’m flying from Bangkok to Los Angeles on March 17, leaving at 5:55pm, and arriving at 6:30pm. A 35 minute flight. The weird thing is that I change planes in Taipei at 11:15pm. So I’ll be going into the future, and then back again. The date line is still very strange and novel to me.
I still don’t have the actual plane ticket, just a receipt and a little slip of airline computer gibberish. So it still doesn’t feel very real. I pick up the actual ticket on Monday evening.