Friday, January 01, 2010

amsterdam part 1 : jet-lagged

Hi there! Hope 2010 is getting off to a great start for you. I can tell you that on our end, The Beagle is simply relieved that he isn't in a crockpot as on past New Year Days! Poor Pokey.

delay after delay

I wish I could say we brought the New Year in with some serious partying....but, sadly, we were in bed at 8! However, before you get the wrong idea, we aren't that boring...we'd just gotten back home from a flight across the Atlantic. For Christmas, Edgar and I went on a magical...though at times a little frightening...trip to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is's just that we left on Christmas Day, flying through Detroit and, unbeknownst to us at the time, got on the same plane as the failed terrorist attempt hours earlier. Scary stuff.

I think what was scarier, however, was flying back to the U.S. from Amsterdam. Thankfully, the security was VERY intense, but it was still a little surreal sitting at the gate, thinking who had been there and what he was planning days earlier. Phew. I'm so happy to be home.

too nervous to draw


thatsjustitphoto said...

Glad to see you made it. ( there and back) Hope you got some sketches from inside Amsterdam to share! Happy New Year.

Kelley said...

Yikes! I get nervous on planes under normal conditions, so that must have been awfully unnerving!
I like your airport sketches, though. You have cool handwriting.

Anonymous said...

I, too, am glad that you're home safely!

Like Kelley, I also hate to fly. Last time, I popped Dramamine and knitted like a mad-woman. :}

Happy 2010 to you!!

Lrc said...

Oh man that is stressful! Me and my parents flew back from England on the 29th and security was pretty intense then. Somehow, we had some museum clay in a plastic bag in one of our suitcases and they thought it could be plastic explosives or something...we had a bad moment thinking they wouldn't let us on the plane. I can't wait to see what you sketched in Amsterdam too! Glad you came back safely!

aimee said...

your in transit posts are my favorites! so glad you had a good trip to amsterdam despite the scare.

happy new year!

elisabetha said...

glad to hear you're safely home!! how frightening!

unfortunately because of this incident, i won't be allowed to carry my sketchbook onto my flight back to the US from Canada (not that i'll be able to carry much else either). it's going to be an incredibly boring flight... :(

happy new year to you and your family!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh gosh. I'm sorry your trip was a little spoilt. I flew two days after 9/11 so I know how freaky that is.

The burning question is, though, did you, by any chance, try to eat a piece of artificial fruit? Or think you were wearing a hat?

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

GREAT sketches by the way! Love the top one.

Can you give us some lessons on perspective? I really want to learn, and you are the master.

melissa said...

Glad you were able to relax and draw a little after the bumpy start!

The Cowgirl said...

meant to comment on this in-laws were in town for xmas and flew through amsterdam two days after you...they said it was crazy...

glad you weren't on the earlier flight :)