When we are cleared to board our flight to Los Angeles, much to my delight I have been upgraded to business class! Secluded in my "pod," after a lovely dinner and movie, the flight attendant shows me how to transform my seat into a bed. I awake a good six-hours later in time for breakfast — feeling refreshed.
With 30 minutes to spare, Babe and I say our good-byes. She heads to catch a nearby hotel shuttle for the night, while I go off to meet the shuttle. Curiously, I am the only passenger on the shuttle, which gives me plenty of room to stretch out and bask in the silence as we head north.
Arriving in the Santa Ynez Valley at 1 AM, my pup Peetie and his sitter Brendan are there to welcome me home — only two-hours later than expected. It feels good to be back home and snuggling with Peetie! All is very good . . .