Last Friday lunchtime I flew to Denver to meet Sally Ball and also see my new alpacas. For some reason while on the plane I was remembering one of the best flights I ever had. It was in the early 90’s and I was lucky enough to have a flight from Zurich that was operated by Lauder air, a small airline owned by Niki Lauder. It was amazing, a 20 seater with comfy leather seats.all the crew were in designer outfits, we had drinks served in crystal glases and the food was served on hand painted plates. Not quite the same as my delta flight with plastic cups and a bag of pretzels.
I picked up a rental car when I got to Denver and drive it to the south west to Sally’ s house. It was great to finally meet her and her herd! We were chatting as if we had known each other for ever. Later that evening we drove to the local bar to meet Kim and have dinner, Sally also gave me a fab gift, some roving from Pearl (one of her herd) that was hand dyed a stunning blue color. After more chatting and some good food, I drove off to my hotel.
Next morning I drove back to Sally’s where I also got to meet Jim, her better half. Off to the local knitting so to meet a great bunch of ladies, all part of the lace knitting group.
We then made our way to Kim’s to meet the ladies, they were such sweet girls and the cria were so cute. I also got to feel a soft upper palate in one of Kim s new boys, we are hoping it will harden up but waiting for the vets opinion.
Kim had made us as great lunch and then off to Diane’s to see her alpacas and also see the sire for two of my next year’s cria.
My lovely weekend was coming to an end, but there was also a severe weather warning, threats of tornadoes and storms. So I decided to get my rental car back to the airport hotel as soon as possible. It was as good job I did as the sky quickly turned and the winds were very strong.
Up at 4 am on the Sunday to fly back home. Can’t wait till the girls all arrive here in September.