The flight was ok, but, as usual TSA was a bit of a pain. The airlines clearly states that any medical equipment, prescribed by a physician, does not count against your carry on. The first TSA agent told me I couldn't have my purse, small carry on bag AND my CPAP. I tried to tell her what it was, but she was getting upset with me. G, who like me doesn't want to admit he is hearing deficient, was talking in my other ear. So I gave up on my point and just "handed" him the CPAP. There are things I always carry on: meds, a change of underwear, toiletries, and perhaps a computer.That was all in a small carry on.
Anyway I made it through the body scanner with it going off because of my titanium knees and also the beads (????) on my blouse. But no pat down. Never had one in Houston! Ate l unch at the airport - good salad! Waited on the plane.
Now flying with old seasoned traveler, I ask if he wanted to play the handicapped card to pre-board. I have a placard. We used it when Katie, Krissi, and I went to Riverside, California for water polo. He said that since we were first class, he didn't see the need. (since we fly less than once a year - we splurge!) Well - the people began lining up in boarding group one. There must have been 50 people. Guess who was at the very END of the line! t's pre- boarding for me from now on!
Got to Denver and slept poorly. Time change (ahead an hour) and no clocks in the room had the correct time. Our train was an early one the next morning. But all was well. Made the train in plenty of time - $22 poorer for the cab.
So I am going to jump two days ahead here to show you what was awaiting us in Berkeley:
|The living room of the Berkeley bungalow we rented for the week.|
|Also the living rook|
|Sitting area in dining|
|View from dining/den|
|View from bedroom one|
|also view from bedroom one|
|Hollywood style bath - toilet tucked away at left. Pocket doors were a pain however|
|utility room off bath|
|second bedroom - the house was set up in a circle - the living room is to the left|
|garden around the front porch|
|the landing for the second floor where one of the owners lives and the garden again!|
|roses as big as salad plates|
|climbing miniature roses acoss the front gate and fence|
We really stayed in a spa like setting. It was great. When we went to SF we took BART. But I am getting ahead of myself. See you later with part 2! So be forewarned.`