I couldn't resist the post title, seems like lately I've been all over the place…so now I should be home for a while and back to my regular routine.
So remember yesterday I was all worried about missing my connecting flight? Well there were other girls too, Patsy Waggoner and LeeAnn Greff had the same times as me but different flights, I looked on line at the gates and they totally were not close together. Angie from the Special Events team of SU! talked to the girl that handles all our travels and stuff and she said there would be a cart there to get us to the gates.
So we were thinking good, well the plane was a prop plane and tiny so I couldn't even take on my carry on, so I pulled my laptop out of it and hoped my camera would survive.
By the time we landed we were like we need to haul butt, as we got off the plane we saw our carts…a.k.a. wheel chairs with our names on signs P. Waggoner, L. Greff, D. Gibbs and three people that were going to PUSH us to the gates. We were laughing but I was thinking heck maybe they get to use some sort of back room passage. Ummm….nope it was where we would have had to walk ourselves, my guy talked non-stop…"Do you like Utah? Have you been here before? Where were you? Do you like in Phoenix? How many places have you been to? Do you like to fly? Little bump here…yeah every time there was a little bump he told me about it. We even had to go backwards down the ramp, everyone looked at me like I wonder what is wrong with that girl. We had to use the elevators and there were two of them, I really wondered if it was faster or not, but I knew I wasn't gonna be all sweaty and out of breath. We finally got to the gate and they said "Diana Gibbs?" and I said yes (from the seated position in the chair) they zapped my boarding pass and he proceeded to push me up the ramp to the plane. Did I mention I was seat belted in for security reasons? So I couldn't even jump out of the chair and run. So I was the last person on the plane, I think the flight attendant caught the back of my sweater in the door as she shut it when I got on. I felt so bad making the people wait, but it is not my fault they booked my flights so close. Then the whole flight I worried that my luggage was not on the plane or the sign from my door that was in my carry on was now under the plane…but the flying Gods were looking out for me, and all was well.
Oh and this is funny when I had said about the close connections people told me (on my blog and emails as well as the travel people for SU!) to tell the attendant so they know to watch for you. So when I gave my tickets to the check in girl at the terminal where you check your luggage it went something like this:
Me: my connection flight is really close and I am worried I will miss it
Girl: you will want to run really fast to your gate
Me: won't someone call ahead and tell them I am coming?
Girl: your name will show up and they will wait for you.
Me: how will I know that my luggage made the flight too?
Girl: you'll know when you get to Phoenix and it's not there
Well wasn't she a comedian? I was thinking well heck if I missed my flight and my luggage went on I would want my hubby to grab it so it didn't get stolen.
Then we went through security and waited….when it was time to board, that same girl now worked that counter, it's a small airport…I mean if I saw her donning a pilot's hat and getting on the plane I might have got off. So anyway, as she was scanning my boarding pass it went something like this:
Me: your twin sister, that works over there, is hilarious
Girl: what? my sister?
Me: I mean you silly!
Girl: oh too funny and she laughed.
So anyway, my sweetie was there to pick me up, my luggage all arrived and we grabbed a bite to eat on the way home.
I am going to bed early, so I don't have any pictures to share with ya…just jabbering.
Have an awesome Monday and thanks for stopping in.