Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Trains and Boats and Planes

Last week Rex and I headed to DIA (Denver International Airport) to fly to LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) to meet up with our sailing friends, David and Christy. To get to the waiting sailboat in Marina Del Rey, I marveled at all the modes of transportation we were taking in just one day to get there. The 1966 hit song "Trains and Boats and Planes", with music by Burt Bachrach and lyrics by Hal David ran through my head. If you want to refresh yourself on the song, the link will take you to a YouTube video of Dionne Warwick singing the song. (and the song really has nothing to do with our trip, it's just the phrase "Trains and Boats and Planes" that I'm thinking about in this blog.)

So now that you're humming along with the song, envision our day: Leaving home in Rex's red Ford Escape, hopping aboard a courtesy bus at Canopy Airport Parking to ride to the terminal. Next we ride the airport train to terminal B and walk on some moving walkways to the gate where we board our plane. Two hours and 10 minutes later, we're in California. Christy picked us up at the airport in her Ford Expedition and we were off to Tahiti Marina to climb aboard the sailboat, Dolce, our home for the next five nights. The engine on the sailboat was running when we arrived so no time was wasted in leaving for Catalina Island, a five and a half hour trip. Within hours we had traveled on a train, a boat and a plane and a few other transportation modes. No wonder I had music in my head! 

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