I ‘m back from my visit to L.A.

The flight there was smooth enough, though my luggage stayed an extra night in Dallas.

Once there, every day included the freeway. This was not a surprise to me, of course, because the freeway is how you go places.

There were old freeways, which were not so bad because they don’t have much of the kind of spatial experience that gives me trouble, and new freeways, which were bad for me, and also quite a bit of swooping around and weaving in and out of traffic, but overall it wasn’t all that bad and also I survived.

The trip back was something else. We were late out of Burbank and had to race to the gate for the connecting flight to the local airport. Then we had two hours of delays culminating in the cancellation of the flight. My bag spent the night in Dallas on the way out and I spent the night in Dallas on the way in.

Since my bag had had that trouble, I decided to check it through on the way home and avoid all troubles, so I had no toothbrush or night gown or clean clothes for the next day.

I went on to the airport at 7:00 a.m. so I could take advantage of the free internet connection and get some work done before my 9:00 a.m. flight.

However, they changed the gate and departure time estimate every few minutes, so I ended up just getting major email responses taken care of and then following the pack of poor beleaguered travelers around the airport as they moved us around. Some gates had interent available and some did not. Also, I had by then sunk into dumb misery along with the rest of the group, as we all missed our meetings and were wasting the best part of the day in the airport.

  We finally left about two hours after we were supposed to, and I got home 24 hours after leaving California, which may be some kind of record.

I have added pictures of the Hilton where they put us up so you won’t be too sorry for me. As you see, there was hot tea in the room, and Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries and cunningly arranged washcloths in the bathroom, and I was perfectly comfortable.

I’m glad to be home. I’ll be posting the rest of the pictures in days to come.