Tuesday October 4
We had to get up at 3:00 am in order to make our 6:30 am flight out of Denver. This was of course after going to bed at 2:15 am when I finally got all the packing and all the last minute stuff that has to be done in order to leave home for a week. We made our flight on the last boarding call; it was a
short flight to Minneapolis, where we switched planes for the trip to Tampa, Florida.
Because of bad weather in Minneapolis, we sat on the runway for an hour past our departure time, waiting for the ok to go. When the captain came on and said the maintenance people were delaying the flight because they needed more oil in the engine, I thought about getting off. (Shouldn’t that have been taken care of before filling the plane full of people?)
But we finally got off the ground, and three hours later, we were in rainy Florida! Except the airline lost one of my bags. I had packed three bags: one with clothes, one with jammies and unmentionables, and one with makeup, toiletries and etc. They lost the jammies and unmentionables bag. I don’t travel a lot. But lesson learned: if you must pack three bags, pack by outfits: clothes and shoes with the unmentionables that will be worn with them, and one pair of jammies in each bag.
The only really sad part about losing that bag is that it also had my jewelry in it. Okay, jewelry goes in the carry on from now on. We met my husband’s parents and brother in Tampa, and picked up the minivan, and drove to Kissimmee, where our hotel (Broken link, active October 8, 2005) was. By the time we got to our hotel, it was dark, and we were beat. Traveling all day is hard work. But tomorrow was Disney! We were very excited …
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