10 May 2013

Traveling with Ausjenny

I thought I would put some of my experiences down of my trip so far.
I left Australia on Sunday at 1.25 pm and arrived at Dallas Airport at 1.10pm the same day.
I found Qantas to be a good flight although the leg room is a little short and the flight on American Airlines had more room. It wasn't a bad flight just long.
In Dallas I was able to catch up with 3 friends (who I won't embarrass here) and had a great time of re meeting one and meeting 2 for the first time. The time just sped by. Then it was a flight to Atlanta. I actually feel asleep on the tarmat and didn't see us take of but woke 5 mins later.

I arrived in Atlanta around 9pm and got to bed around 32 hours after I woke that morning. I didn't sleep well Jetlag hit in bad.

(L to R) Debby Giusti, Jenny Blake, Missy Tippens,
Patty Smith Hall and Patti Jo Moore.
It was here I got to meet 3 Love inspired authors and an aspiring author. I felt like I had known them for years. We went to Ruby Tuesdays and had a really good waiter. Very patient and he took great photos. The meal was wonderful and the fellowship way better. It was a wonderful time together getting to know people I have communicated with online and to meet them in person. We talked alot about books and It was sad to say good bye.
I then took the bus to Chattanooga where I met my friend for the first time in person but it wasn't like it was the first time. It felt like we had known each other in person forever. She is just like I imagined only 10 times better.  We are having so much fun together but I promised her I wouldn't share photos of us at this stage. I will add a few of my own. We have been to Rock City and Ruby Falls. Now that is spectacular. The Chickamauga battlefield where I was in my element. The guide at the centre was so imformative and we chatted for ages. She appreciated my love for the era and that I already knew so much about the war. We also have seen sites in Chattanooga including a bridge which has glass. Three panels the whole way across with one being fully transparent so it feels like you are walking on a beam and could fall into the river. I walked on this and it was an interesting experience.
I have seen squirrels which I adore and also chipmonks, a wild turkey (a little on the thin side) and deer. We had one squirrel seeming to hold us up. It ran on the road and we slowed to a stop and it sat there then got on its back legs and started being cute before running off.
Today will probably be the Chattanooga Zoo. Then onto Washington DC tomorrow and will add more as I am able. Having a blast. Jetlag is much better I got a good sleep last night
At Rock City

Ruby Falls
Having fun at the battlefield
Outside the Chickamauga information centre.


Anonymous said...

I love the pictures and that you are here. I wish I had known maybe we could have met up too. Have fun and enjoy your visit!

Jackie said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Welcome to the Southeast U.S.

I hope you have a great time.

Jenny Blake said...

Thanks Jackie and Sarah. its so fun and I have learnt so much. Almost information overload with the battles but I bought the book!
Its been a trip thats been in the making for around 18 months and I really needed this. even the jetlag is easing (not so the ballance issues)

Lyn Cote said...

So glad you're enjoying your trip. Your descriptions are good!

Deborah Hale said...

It's fun following your travels, Jenny! Glad you're having such a good time. :)

Dawn Janis said...

You were in Texas! Woohoo! Of course in my mind, it's the wrong part as I'm in Houston, but Dallas is nice too. You'll have to come back when you can spend some more time in Texas.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you are having such a good time and getting to meet up with friends. Sorry about the jet lag, that's rough. Praying you have a safe trip.

Narelle Atkins said...

Jenny, it's great to hear you're having a fun trip and the jet lag is improving. Love the pics :)

Keli Gwyn said...

I'm glad you're having such a great time, Jenny, and are able to see so many friends and neat places.

sheri said...

Jenny, I had such an amazing time with you and am so glad we finally got to spend time together in person! I was reading to my daughter Jennifer what you wrote about how it felt to meet and how it seemed like we had always known each other in person. I felt the exact same way and also said theh same thing exactly about you being 10 times better!!! Great minds think alike and that happened alot while you were here. Love you, Jenny and miss you so much! Love, Sheri

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