Friday, October 21, 2011

My Baggage Has Preceded Me

Ode to Travel
Oh, the disappointment! I’ve heard tales of airport nightmares…they are true! I would have been landing in Fort Myers, FL in about thirty minutes, but upon check-in at the Southwest counter this morning they told me my flight departure would be delayed an hour and I would not make my connecting flight. After about 40 minutes standing at the kiosk, they told me I was on standby for another flight to Florida but I would need to wait to see if there was a no show because that flight was fully booked.
You know how that worked out as I am now at home awaiting a flight first thing tomorrow morning. I thought I would get an evening flight but there were none. So, they sent me home with boarding passes for a 6:15 am flight out of Hartford, CT. That translates to a 2:30am wake up time in order to get there on time to both get a parking space in the lots (they were all full this morning too) and to get through security.
The funny thing about this: my luggage is already there! My toothbrush, make-up bag, and ten days worth of carefully chosen outfits to meet the change in climate for both Florida and South Carolina are awaiting my arrival.
My baggage has preceded me!
I don’t know about you, but I get all kinds of story ideas from that one. So, I have a feeling this is going to be quite an adventure. I will chronicle when I can and look forward to your thoughts about trying to remember that everything happens for a reason…
Going to bed early tonight,



  1. Remind me to tell you about the time I missed a connection in Detroit...but my luggage went right on home. No toothbrush. No PJs. No makeup. No nothing but a lonely, strange hotel room. I've gotten some mileage with that one!

    See you soon!

  2. Hmmmm, baggage? Stress? Rushing to get "somewhere"? YUP, I see that one in your future!! Safe travel,Jeanne!!

  3. Usually our "baggage" weighs us down, holds us back; but we are told to store up our "treasures" in heaven (send them on ahead of us...). This presents an interesting perspective and a comedic twist on that which would otherwise be perceived as a stress and a snare... Remember: everything happens for a reason...


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