And what an adventure it was getting here. My day started way before the crack of dawn when my alarm went off at 3:30a. We left for the Jacksonville airport at around 4:15a, the dogs in the back of the SUV with my heavy suitcase. I thought it would be lighter coming home as the two slipcovers I brought to Kim would not be in it. Ha! I brought a bunch of linen home to make pillow cases from. When my suitcase was weighed at check-in, it was 49 pounds! At least it wasn't over-weight.
(Sunrise on Saint Simons Island)
Anyway, I got checked in and to my gate in plenty of time. My flight was scheduled to leave at 6:25a for Memphis, where I had about an hour before my flight to San Diego. Everyone was on the plane and just waiting for take-off when the pilots decided something needed to be signed off on and, well, to make a long story short, we all had to de-plane. In the end, it was determined that I would miss my connecting flight in Memphis, so I was put on a flight to Atlanta that was leaving right then. We got to Atlanta early so I had some time to get a breakfast sandwich and relax a bit before boarding. As I went through the boarding gate, my seat assignment was changed - to a MIDDLE seat. Yuck! Okay, I was still happy to be getting home and just about an hour or so later than my original arrival time. My suitcase, however, did not make it. And as of this posting, it still hasn't been delivered. Okay, again, that's all fine. I'm home and it's not like I don't have plenty of clothes, etc. here. Actually getting home from the airport proved to be a bit challenging. Deb Hodge was going to pick me up, but as we flew in, I could see there was a huge traffic back-up on the road to the airport. Turns out there is construction, a water main broke and some kind of running race that had the streets blocked off. I knew it would take her 3 days to get to me so I thought I'd take the shuttle. In the end, I took it, but only to the ferry terminal, which was about $15 less than having him come all the way here. So I took the ferry across the bay and walked the rest of the way home. So glad to be here and Emily is thrilled I'm back. I have lots of pictures to share from my trip and I will do that in the coming week.
(Plus, I have lots of blogs to catch up on. I may need a vacation from my vacation!)
(Sunset on Saint Simons Island)