Blue Monday ~ Travels

It’s almost Monday and time to post something for Smiling Sally’s Blue Monday. This week Blue Monday for me is all about travels and nostalgia.


Early Saturday morning I traveled from Los Angeles to Seattle on Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines is my favorite airlines to fly. We flew out of LAX over the Blue Pacific Ocean and could see the coastline with the Santa Monica Mountains as a backdrop. I upgraded to first-class and had a whole big row to myself with a window seat. Breakfast was delish with a Mimosa just because. I’m on a 40 day Journey focusing on my life with Jesus in this season of Lent looking forward to our Easter celebration. I had nice quiet time on the plane since my row was empty. I’m also reading a book by L.M. Montgomery called A Tangled Web. I’m really enjoying reading more of L.M. Montgomery after finally reading Anne of Green Gables. Soon I could see the Seattle area with the Cascade Mountain Range in the background. I was happy to be “Home” and seeing the Maple Tree out my kitchen window is always a treat especially when the blue sky peaks out from around the clouds.


I tend to get a little nostalgic when I get to come “home”. This is a photo from my senior year in 1968. We had Friday Night Cheer Squad dinners at different homes every Friday. This was at my parent’s home in Montebello. My high school colors were blue and gold. The Song Leaders have the blue sweaters on and the Flag Twirlers have the gold sweaters on. I was a Song Leader. We helped lead cheers with pom poms.

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Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage unless I pay them a lot of money. I’m slowly cleaning up many posts from this time period and deleting their ugly grey and black boxes with a ransom request. Such a time consuming bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

31 thoughts on “Blue Monday ~ Travels

  1. You certainly found lots of blues..the trip sounds fantastic.. thanks for sharing…hugs ~lynne~

  2. How fun that you still get together with your high school friends. I bet that was something flying first class with all that leg room and peace and quiet. They gave you a good looking breakfast, too. You sure had nice weather for such pretty views. Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

  3. That “airplane food” looks great. Is it just in 1st class? You and Jeanie both were Song Girls. Another thing in common! I can imagine that it was good to see your Cascades!

  4. Your trip sounds like it was so much fun…..beautiful blue skies….and Seattle is always beautiful! Loved your high school photo! I graduated in 1970 and have some very similar ones! Great post!

  5. I love to travel. Thanks for taking me along. I’d sure like that breakfast right now! Your school colors are the best! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

  6. What a wonderful flight. I love the photos especially the one of your high school cheerleader friends. Blue and gold are our school colors. The gold sweaters with the blue are exactly like ours. Happy Blue Monday,

  7. Ellen, I always want to say. . .welcome back. One of these days, I’ll have to hop in the car and come meet you have way. . I wonder where that would be. . burlington?
    You were a song leader back then, and you still encourage us.. in your walk with Jesus today.
    I love your Sunday song.

  8. Ellen, I’m flying out the door, but I wanted to drop by and wish you a Happy Blue Monday! And look at how cute you are! LOVE the pic! And I always love your nature shots, too!


    Sheila 🙂

  9. Oh how wonderful, back in beautiful Seattle…I know you will enjoy that wonderful place while you are there.

    Wow, Alaska Air serves wonderful food in first class!

    1968… senior year too – (1967/68). It seems several lifetimes ago to me.

    We are walking together, my friend, on this 40-day Journey, in the company of many others. I agree with Lovella, you are a wonderful encourager. Thank you.

  10. Hello Ellen B.,
    Woo! First class, now that’s exciting! It looks like you had some real perdy scenery on your flight.
    I hope you’re having a lovely time.

    🙂 Cori G.

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