Saturday, June 23, 2012

On the Road Again

At the airport the lines through security remind me of Disney's hurry up and wait philosophy . Applause breaks out spontaneously, as I notice the American flag being held up high as World War two veterans pass under it and on through security. Suddenly tears well up in my eyes as I am reminded of my father. How appropriate that i am thinking of him at this moment when I am traveling to be with my mother. The grim reaper has knocked at her door and invited it self in. This is not my first time at the dance three years previously I made the same trip for my father.

The line is taking forever, will I make my flight I think.  Getting half way naked and placing my possessions into gray plastic trays. I am asked to go through the metal detector and it beeps. I am pulled to the side and told that I am randomly selected for further screening. I am asked to place my finger on some kind of blue paper like substance. Then I am cleared to go. 

Half hour to my flight boards I spot a Starbucks. Thank you sweet baby Jesus!  Another line. I keep glancing at the clock on the wall as I wait. My order is taken and the lady behind the counter asks me for a name. I tell her..hmm who do I want to be today..you decide.. I like to play the be anyone you want to be game every time I go to Starbucks. The barista decides that I look like a Tracy today. I carry on this persona the rest of the day introducing my self as Tracy.

I go back to the gate to see that the plane has already been boarded. I sprint down the ramp in time to be seated in the cheap seats. A four year old sat near me playing with her whoppy cushion the entire flight.Thus begins my journey...

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  1. You made it AND got Starbucks! That had to improve things just a little bit. I might have had to do my granny monster act and tell the kid to behave, or someone will get hurt. I'm not very patient with kids misbehaving and parents allowing it. I wouldn't hurt the kid, but the parent... maybe.

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    1. The kid didn't bother me..she actually made me see the funny side of life. And maybe just maybe some real gas was passed unknown by all because of her covering for them.

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  2. I love travel stories! Can't wait for more!

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  3. My heart goes out to you along with my prayers.
    Dottie

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    1. Dottie thank your prayers means a lot to me.

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