Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Longest Day

This takes the cake as my longest trip to TX.

Left our home in SAC at 4pm Christmas afternoon, to arrive a the airport 90 minutes early as recommended.

Flight was on time. Settled in at the gate, flight was on time.

Started to read the latest Nicholas Sparks novel.

Glanced up at the counter, and the flight suddenly showed a delay of 1 1/2 hrs!

Scheduled for a 6pm departure, finally left SAC at 7:45.

Arrived in Vegas at 9:10, boarded at quarter of 10. Then waited on the tarmac for a while, then had to be de-iced.

Turbulence, not extremely bad, but enough to keep the flight attendants strapped in for most of the flight. Finally got peanuts and a glass of water about 45 minutes before landing in TX.

By the time we got the luggage and drove home and crawled into bed it was quarter to 4 TX time. Allowing for the 2 hr time difference -- almost 12 hours after I left CA.

But at least I didn't fall on my head this time.

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