11.23.2007 - 11.23.2007
This is chapter 1 of our story. It's not a very long chapter, actually.
We packed up and got a ride to the airport with Susie's mom, Elaine — after dropping Dick off at his dialysis appointment. We pretty much zipped through security and had lunch at the French Meadow restaurant in the terminal. We still had time to watch episode 1 of the last season of "The
Sopranos" on dvd.
Once we boarded, it was a quick 2+ hour flight to Dallas. That is a big airport! We rode the train around to our terminal, made sure our flight time was OK and then...lo and behold, there was Tirin's Irish Pub right across from our gate. That made having a snack easy.
We boarded the plane on time, sat on it a half hour longer than we should have (They had to weigh the plane? That inspires confidence.) This flight was long 10 + hours. We ate. We slept (sort of), we walked up the aisle, we slept, we walked, we slept and we ate. Oh, and we listened all night to the very loud and very talkative lady one row behind us!
But we made it!