It’s so good to be home again. I only ended up getting about 2 1/2 hours of sleep. I had to catch a 6:14am flight and the airport was an hour away. Following the get-there-two-hours-before-your-flight rule that meant leaving at 3:00am. I don’t have my crew ID anymore, because of being on furlough, so I always try and give myself plenty of time to get through security. Well, apparently I’ve never flown out of an airport as small as Fresno’s because when I got there at 4:00am security wasn’t even open yet! When it finally opened around 4:30 there were still only about four passengers there. So, I’ve learned my lesson and next time I have to fly out of there early in the morning I can let all of us sleep a little more.
The flights home were uneventful. I slept most of the way from Fresno to Denver, thank goodness. Even in a first class seat it can be hard to sleep because they don’t recline very much more than a regular seat and my head always seems to bob and wake me up. Thanks to only having two hours of sleep I had no trouble sleeping almost the entire flight and woke up feeling fairly refreshed.
The worst part of my trip was lugging my bag through Denver airport with no hook. If any of you have had to walk through the B concourse in Denver you know what I mean. I had to walk from gate B84 – B36. Normally that would be fine but, with my bags stacked on top of each other, all the weight was on my forearms. I am no Popeye no matter how much spinach I eat, it hurt! It didn’t help that I only had about 40 minutes before my next flight departed. I walked as fast as I could though (thank God for moving walkways!) and even had time to stop in the luggage store. They didn’t have any j-hooks but they had a strap that served the same purpose. Too bad the luggage store was right next door to B36. I am so glad I have that stupid strap now though until Liz can ship me my j-hook. Seriously, for those of you who haven’t tried it, it’s the difference of 30 lbs supported all on your arms to all the weight being at the bottom of the luggage so you don’t feel like you’re carrying anything. It’s incredible and I will never take that darn thing for granted again.
The flight out of Denver to home was also smooth. I didn’t sleep that flight but I relaxed, ate my fruit and cheese plate and read a book. I even got in a little early. It’s really great to be home. I’m pretty sure Phoebe missed me. She was so happy to see me that she threw up all over the couch. Such a sweet welcome home gift, don’t you think?
I figured out how to get my pictures to display in order and have therefore started my Cancun post. My photo editor keeps crashing on me though so I’m going to try and work on them some more in the morning. I’ll also set up posts of pictures from my days in California. For now I need to sleeeep!