The Trip...

My mini vacation was a wonderful experience.. There were a few minor set backs but I handled them quite well I must say..Alvin works for Komatsu so they paid for him and I and other Komatsu employees and their customers to fly out to two Komatsu sites and then to the Grand Old Opry. We left Salt Lake City, Ut airport at about 830 am. We landed in Mineapolis, Mn at what time I am not sure. Had a little lay over and caught some lunch and snacks for the plane. We boarded and headed for Atlanta, Ga. When we were almost to Atlanta, there was so much turbulance, that about six people got sick on the plane (I mean major rough ride). There was a real bad storm in Atlanta and that was causing the problem.  Two of them were Als customers.. I felt so sorry for them. I luckily didnt get sick but did have anxiety and panic attacks that were not good. We kept circleing around until the plane was almost out of gas as we were not aloud to land because of the storm. The pilot then differed us to Nashville, Tn as we were out of gas. They made us stay on the plane until it had refuled and the bitch ass attendents didnt even check on the people that were sick.. The air sick bags were just laying in the aisle.. I couldnt believe it. (Talking to some nice attendents later, they said that the attendents are not allowed to touch them, they are removed by hazardous waste people who come on the plane later, Wow, but that didnt give them the right to not atleast check on the sick passengers for hell sakes). We then went back to Atlanta, Ga where the storm had passed and they let us land. A Opry Land bus was waiting for us with a very nice driver named Steve. I guess, Komatsu had used him the year before and was impressed with him.. He was awesome.. He took us to our hotel in Kennesaw, Ga and then we went out for dinner. The next day we went to the Komatsu plant and walked through it then they let everyone try out the heavy equipment that Komatsu makes. I didnt do it but alot of people did.  Drove the dump trucks and excavators etc. Then the bus took us to where the Civil war had been and we went to the museam there.. Very facinating.. We went to dinner and back to the next hotel. The next day we drove to Nashville, Tn for the Country Music Hall of fame.. That was also very interesting. From sitting on the plane and all the walking, my feet and ankles swelled up like to balloons. I had taken my shoes off and couldnt even get them back on. They were so swollen they looked deformed and very painful.. Everyone told me I should go be tested for Diabetes and so that gave me anxiety.. Oh well, I walked every where shoeless. After that the driver took us to Opry land where we went and put our things in the hotel and got ready for dinner. Komatsu treated us to a wonderful dinner in a  restraunt called the Hickory Steak Club.. It was wonderful.. Then we went to the Grand Ole Opry. It was their 83rd Birthday Party but I cannot tell you who any of the performers were. Most of them were so old they could hardly walk out to the stage.. roflma.. It was good though and there were some good performers. One ole guy had a suit on with red lips all over it.. One of Als bosses sent a text to Trent (one of our friends) asking how the old guy got his suit.. Trent text him back and said, I dont know where did he get your toupe... We cracked up on that one.. We then went back to the rooms. The bus driver in the morning picked about 7 of us up Saturday morning and took us to a Harley dealership in Nashville so we could by some t-shirts and stuff. We then went back and went through all the stores in Opry land.. It was alot of fun and I spent lots of money. I think I was going throught the Mania part of bi-polar. Al was getting pissed that I was spending so much. (As if it were his money).. We then headed to the bus. At the airport there was another Harley shop so we went in there and I got more shirts, a head rag and a darling purse.. Now Al is getting real mad.. We landed in Detroit, Mi and had a coupld of hours to kill. We found another Harley shop and Al warned me not to buy anymore. When he went to the bathroom, I picked out three more shirts and a hat and told the cashier to hurry and ring them up and throw them in my purse.. They werent fast enough and Al through a shit fit.. I just said hey, I bought you one and what the hell do you care its not even your money.. All the other Harley fans were getting stuff from every where we stopped. Needless to say, I have enough shirts to last me another couple years.. Lmao.. We got back to Utah at midnight.. In Nashville and Detroit it was 75 or 80 degrees.. We come home to snow and 30 degrees.. yuck.. But I was so glad to be home, although I really had a wonderful time. My feet and ankles were even more swollen.. Guess I better get to the DR. and see whats happening.. Next time I fly, I better have a bunch of water pills.. lmao..  Anyways.. I missed you guys alot.. I thought of you often.. I am so happy to have you guys in my life. I came home to 50 hugs and even more messages.. I have to tell you that you help me get over my deepest depressions faster then I usually do.. Im so glad to not be feeling so lost.. I am here again to be here for you guys.. If you need me, just let me know..Im here for you.... Atleast for as long as this good mood holds out.. Hope its for a while.. Started a new look on life. Trying to be more patient.... Eat the right foods.... a little exercise... and make sure I dont have diabetes.. Love you guys always.. Thanks for listening.... Y'Vonne