My body thinks it is midnight. The clock says it is 10 P.M..
We are safely in the Ramada Inn in Torrance, CA., a block from where they assemble Robinson Helicopters. We're tired, but what could have been a horrible experience with the newly installed emergency screening measures turned out to be only a minor inconvenience. We checked the bag with our toothpaste and deodorant in it. TSA officers were more prevalent and did "spot checks" of ladies purses and some hand-carried baggage as we were in line to board the airplane, but it all went smoothly.
Larry and Mary Kay provided wheels to "El Zarape" for a wonderful Mexican dinner and great fellowship. Thank you both!
The money is in place. Weather permitting, with the paperwork completed in the morning, we'll be Eastbound along I-10 once again, with a new R44.
I'll keep ya posted.