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Traveling Through Trials to Meet Baby Rhett

Can you believe that the airlines actually mean it when they urge passengers to arrive 60 to 90 minutes before flight time? Who would have guessed anyone seriously followed such a principle?

My husband and I made reservations on SW Airline to fly to California and meet our newest grandson, Rhett. We felt pleased with ourselves for arranging non-stop flights in both directions. We woke early the morning of the flight, eager to go. Unfortunately, we had not gotten to bed at anything close to a reasonable hour the night before, and weariness caused us move in slow motion. As we pulled out of the driveway, Chris announced the time. I replied, “We should be checking in at this very minute.”

Off we dove like a herd of speeding turtles. “Be calm,” I urged in my most soothing tone. To be honest, we tried our best to pick up the pace. Unfortunately, our increased efforts no longer make much of a difference. Chris parked, I ‘raced’ about getting bags checked in and boarding passes secured. As we hobbled (at our highest speed) to our gate, the doors of the airplane slammed shut. Continue reading

Enjoying the Ferocious, Trivial, Fanciful, and Significant

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Just when I decided that the fun of our trip exceeded all expectations, it got better! We received a wonderful surprise. Dalton, our grandson in the Air Force, telephoned to say he could drive to Branson to spend some time with us. As if this didn’t give us enough pleasure, Dalton brought Rachel, a special friend from their high school days.

Rachel and Dalton arrived as a joint package of entertainment and easy-going congeniality. Following our required, one-minute tour of the motorhome, we took them to lunch. The four of us then toured a museum of the Titanic, which displayed parts of the actual ship retrieved from the ocean’s depths as well as authentically displayed replicas. The museum tour included walking up and down a recreation of the famous staircase.

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