Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 5 - Back to Atlanta

Jo Anne and Richard drove us to the airport this morning to begin our last leg of the journey back home.  Our plane left at 9:40, so we had to leave Spanish Fork around 7:00.  All went well, and we had a quick check-in at the curb, no delay at security, and were at the first gate on the concourse.  That meant we were there early with no problems, which always makes me happy. 

The flight was another full one, this time one of the wide-bodied jets (7 seats across), so they offered to check any carry-on baggage for free.  We quickly offered to let them check both of our large carry-ons.  That just left one bag to take on the plane and that one had by computer, CPAP, and Kindle, so it couldn't be checked.  I used to check almost everything, but I am so irritated by baggage fees, and all the other hidden fees for that matter, that I will only check a bag when I have no choice!

The flight left on time, was smooth, and arrived in Atlanta on time.  We were again at the first gate on the concourse, so didn't have to walk much.  The train was waiting for us when we got there, a short wait for luggage, and then out to the shuttle to the parking lot.  Everything went so smoothly, I kept waiting for the ball to drop!  Fortunately, we got home without any incidents.  Amazing, actually!

We stopped on the way home to pick up some chicken for dinner.  Then Bill mowed the grass and did a few things outdoors while I tried to get caught up on some things on the computer.  I have to teach the Relief Society lesson tomorrow, so had some things to finish on that.  I still don't have a teacher for the next couple of weeks and have been trying to get that worked out.  There were some other things to resolve as well.  I talked to both Lisa and Billy on the phone to get caught up with them.

Needless to say, we were ready for bed tonight!

This has been a great vacation.  We always have such a fun time with Bill & Shirley, Jo Anne & Richard, and Gary & Carolyn.  We are already looking forward to our next reunion in 2014.  Sure hope everyone stays healthy!  What a great blessing to have such wonderful friends for all these years!

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