Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Kolden Report: Take the long way home.

Hello, kids!

The day had was time to head back to the US.  Time to get back to the "real world", where winter still existed.

Margina, all dressed up to see us off.

Goats or cattle pruned tree row.

Managua statuary.  Love the bronze cowboy.

Thank you very much....

The small airport offered many goods for sale, all crammed in floor to ceiling, just like the Masaya Market but at airport prices.

Not sure who they are?

From the air, patches of farmland look like random pieces in a jig saw puzzle.

Volcanoes pierce the sky.

In fact, volcanoes were everywhere!

Love the view from above, just wish airplane windows were a bit clearer....

I was stunned to see the ship's channel near Houston.....HUGE vessels were lined up for miles, waiting their turn to enter. 

Oil tankers? 

Ships fill the narrow inlet, reminding me of debris floating on a rushing stream.

Waterways sliced through narrow spits of land.

Houston air.

Heading to customs. Once there,  volunteers in cowboy hats greeted us at the kiosks.  Nice Texas touch....

Love the baggage carousels and their colored, lighted suitcases.

New friends made in the line at Subway.

Being familiar with the menu, I helped them decide what to order.  Such friendly, happy people!

The plane ride from Denver to Billings contained two families I knew!  Levi's family waits their bags.

Janel (Taylor), holding up well even though it's VERY late.  Don't think she's unhappy, just exhausted!

The parking lot was a winter wonderland.  Frosted trees and a few snow banks but nothing like it had been when we left.

Frost crystals in the air....

Thanks for coming along for the ride!

 Stay tuned, more reports are simmering on the back burner.

"This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

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