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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

No Place Like Home

It was a really great, quick visit to Maine overall. More details will be sure to follow.

For now, allow me to share the highlights of the trip home. There was nothing quick about that.

Kev and I left Freeport at 1pm and headed to Portland to catch our plane at the Jetport. We arrived in JFK after a two hour flight and immensely enjoyed our three hour layover. Just kidding. Ok, maybe we did enjoy spending TEN DOLLARS on a meal at Wendy's in the airport. Wow, who knew?

After eating and watching a movie to pass the time in the terminal, we got to enjoy a one hour delay on the runway. Those are always the best, aren't they? Instead of just sitting in the airport, free to move around, everyone gets crammed into the plane and gets to sit around in recycled air until the runway is clear. I so totally love that. Not really.

During our five hour flight from JFK to SLC, we had the pleasure of being seated next to quite a few infants. Seth says that's how you know you're flying into SLC-- babies. Thankfully, the 3-month-old next to Kev really didn't have too much trouble. He was only a little agitated and cried when cabin pressure changed. Unfortunately, that didn't mean that Kev had any room in his seat. It's hard enough to get comfortable in the middle seat when there isn't an infant spilling over your armrest.

But it's ok. We rolled into Sandy to get our car from Seth's around 1am. Kev and Seth slipped our pillows out from under Jeshua's and Julia's heads and we left a few things for them to take to Provo when they moved into their new apartment.

The ride home through the snow storm wasn't terribly pleasant, but it could have been so much worse. We got into Ogden just after 2am and after an hour of shoveling snow and getting some things put away, Kev and I were able to get to bed at 3am.

I was supposed to work today, but since I felt like I'd been hit by a bus (or rather, like I'd been traveling for 16 hours) I didn't go in. I did, however, pick up Maddie from the vet and bathe her since she stunk to high heaven. She seems to be struggling with some separation issues today. Go figure.

I think it finally stopped snowing within the last hour, so it's time to get another 4 inches of snow off the driveway. Oh yeah, it's also time to consider re-stocking the freezer since it apparently died while we were out of town and everything spoiled. Super! But that's better than the broken water pipe Kev discovered in the garage.

Kev and I have both agreed we're not traveling for quite some time. At least not via plane. And not without Maddie. And not during winter.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry the trip home sucked. I hope the time spent out there was worth it. Let me know if you need some food.


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