Monday, January 9, 2023
9:30 a.m. – The long-awaited day is finally here. I am finding it hard to believe. As usual, I won’t really relax until I am on the plane tonight. I tossed and turned all night – not surprising.
12:30 p.m. – Plants watered. Lunch eaten. Hot water heater turned to vacation mode. Cat supplies set out for the sitter. Bags in the trunk. When the bags came rolling through the house, Pumpkin knew it was not a good day for the kitty and he is hiding under the couch. He hates it when his staff leaves and are not available at his beck and call. 😾 Time to head for the shuttle service.
2:00 – No delays getting to the shuttle service. There is construction on the main road but it did not slow us down thankfully. At best it takes 30 minutes to get here. Usually, like today, it takes 40-45. We left right on time and had only one auxiliary stop before getting to the airport. He dropped off the domestic passengers first and then the rest of us at international.
4:15 – Arrived at the international terminal. The lines to check bags and then security were not too long. Our bags did not get flagged for anything so yay! We were at the gate in plenty of time so we decided to split a cheeseburger and fries and have a couple of beers. $52. Yes, $52. Thought Chuck was going to have a coronary.
While waiting to board, we have met several people who are taking this flight for the cruise. Several are members of a couple of different tour groups. Everyone is excited! Hope we are still excited after 9 hours on the plane.
Should start calling sections any minute.