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Travel Day

Monday, January 10, 2011

Yesterday I flew to Kansas City. It was a MUCH longer day than anticipated! My uncle is a pilot, so I was flying on one of his passes. (WooHoo, free travel)

Usually, I have no problems getting out of San Antonio on Stand by, it's usually getting out of Dallas that is the issue *with passes, you fly stand by* However, yesterday was a completely different story. And I didn't even think about it, but because of the All American Bowl, that place was pretty packed! All flights were pretty much booked solid. Lucky for me, I had my Ipad to keep me entertained.

So, I was put on the list and flight after flight took off. DH got me to the air port about 8:30ish and I was told around noon that all the flights were booked solid until the 5:30 flight. ugh! HOWEVER... they ended up putting me on a flight to Nashville with a connection to KC about 2! That would a long round about way! The first leg of the trip was good... and the Nashville airport was very nice. FYI. If you get stuck there, you can get your nails done and a massage. SCORE. However, I didn't get stuck there. I was there for a little less than an hour. Just enough time to get some grub and report back to the gate.

The second leg of the trip... I needed some whiskey. Not for me, for the 4 yr old in back of me screaming and kicking my chair for TWO HOURS. Thank goodness for my Ipod. I didn't hear too much of the screaming and never ending questions the whole flight, but the kicking... well, I tired to laugh about the ridiculousness of it. But also really wondering if I could con the flight attendent to add some whiskey to the kids juice box. Geeezzzz.

The good thing is, my luggage was right there waiting for me in Kansas City. Didn't have to wait a half hour to get it. SWEET. Got to my parents house and woke up to a few inches of snow. I'd say there's a good 3-4 inches right now and it's still falling.

Let's see if I remember how to drive in the snow. LOL

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  • BIGBOOTYBETTY
    Well despite the airport madness, I am glad you made it safe and sound. Have a wonderful stay and enjoy the snowflakes while you can!
    3666 days ago
  • AOGOAE
    haha Erin that reminds me of a Family Guy episode- brian is at a restaurant and some kid is screaming and brian just starts SCREAMING back, WAH WAH WAH! lol sometimes I want to do that...
    3666 days ago
  • BET212
    I think you should have kicked back...not the kid but the parent emoticon
    3666 days ago
  • SBEAR5
    Lillie, I totally get the screaming, it was the kicking that drove me nuts. That was just the parents choosing not to discipline. I am familar with autism, my cousin had it. (I say had, because he passed away) So yeah... it's the choosing to ignore that your kid is kicking the seat in front that frustrated me.
    3666 days ago
  • THEMIGHTYLILLIE
    Yikes.. what a LONG DAY! At least you luggage made it and you didn't have to wait for that! How cool is it that you can just sit at a window and watch the snow fall? How peaceful.

    Keeping a young kid busy on a flight can be REALLY tough---- not that it is ok to let your kid be crazy, but depending on the age, there is just not much a parent can do but try to be prepared to keep the kid distracted. I always try REALLY hard to forgive parents because sometimes what it comes down to is that while you can't SEE it, things like autism can be a factor. I have no patience for a child screaming in a restaurant and would never, ever let my kid get away with it... we leave. But a flight is so different for them--- and it can be very non-optional whereas a restaurant is usually optional, you know?

    Anyway, I am glad you made it ok! What are your exercise options up there?

    3666 days ago
  • AOGOAE
    argh, why can't people discipline their children? If I was being a brat my mom put the fear of GOD in me. Or maybe the fear of her, whichever :P
    Oh well thank goodness for apple products!
    3666 days ago
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