Sunday, November 30, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I am home- finally- after a long flight. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 9:00 p.m. yesterday. When we arrived at the airport we found out that the flight was delayed until 10:30 p.m.
We checked in and went to our gate. After 2 hours of sitting and waiting (I did lots of reading) there was a gate change. So Paul and I picked our things up and went to the new gate. We sat at our new gate for another 2 hours. We finally boarded the plane at 11:30 p.m.
Then we sat on the plane for 1/2 hour before it took off. We were 19th in line to take off. Then to top it off we had a strong head wind which made the flight an hour longer than normal- so the pilot announced "sit back and rest before you get to Vegas because in Vegas they do not want you to rest" which made me snicker since that really does not apply to people that live in Las Vegas. SO- we ended up getting to Las Vegas at 2:00 a.m. PST.
Today I rested and tried to get ready for work tomorrow. Good thing we came home a day before or else we would have been a mess at work-
I was thinking today of the ride to the airport and the SILLY things that Rachel was saying.....
"Daddy dealt it, now we have to smelt it!" this was my absolute favorite... I laughed all day thinking of the wonderful time I had with my family.


rita said...

What is it with you and airports/airlines...! Thank God for the good times to make up for those delays/changes/ long waaaaiiiiits.........

Linda Goossen said...

Well, now I remember why we prefer to drive across the country when we go! It may take a little longer, but it is cheaper, and we can stop to eat, stretch the legs, or whatever, and then stop for the night when we are too tired to continue!

I'm so glad you got to spend the time with your family.

We had a great 4 days here, the house is a mess, leftover turkey in the fridge, laundry to do, etc, but lots of good memories. That is what family is about!