Sunday, April 20, 2014

April 19th - Home Again - Long Travel Day

Well, it is all over.  Today was just packing up and heading home.  Not much fun and very tiring.

Bill & Shirley had to leave at about 10:00, so we had set 7:00 as when we needed to get luggage out to the van to start getting it loaded.  We ran a little late, but not much, as we had hoped to leave about 7:30.  We got at the airport about 8:30, unloaded them and their bags at the curb and said goodbye.

Then we drove around to the other terminal and dropped us off.  Our plane left about 12:00, so we had a little wait.  The others were leaving at 2:00 and 4:00, so they were going to get something to eat and then had to meet the people who were picking up the van at 1:00.

We got through security, etc., with no problem, and then sat and read a while.  We got a hamburger for an early lunch and then boarded on time.  We were able to sit together this time, but it was really kind of lucky.  As I was walking down the aisle, I noticed two empty seats, but one had things piled on it.  When I asked if the two seats were taken, the man in the window seat had to pick up his stuff.  It was pretty clear that he was hoping no one would sit next to him.  Bill tried talking on the flight, but he was not all that friendly.  Too bad, it was a full plane and every seat was taken in the end, so he wouldn't have gotten his empty seat anyway.

The flight was uneventful and we actually arrived a little bit ahead of schedule at 7:10.  Then we had the usual rigamarole of getting luggage, getting to the shuttle, getting to the car, and driving home.  We just picked up some quickie food for dinner on the way home.

We have had a wonderful week - did lots of fun things - and especially enjoyed being with the group again.   But tonight, we are exhausted!

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