Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Sparky is in Washington, D.C.!
Yesterday was a LONG travel day, starting at getting up at 5:30 AM...Eldy dropped me off at the South Bend Airport to catch the bus to Midway Airport. Nice bus ride, about two and a half hours to get there...three stops and one transfer. Midway Airport has gotten BIG! But it's a whole lot easier to get around....It's been awhile since I've flown, but security proceedures were efficient and not too much of a wait...So,me of the airports are now doing the "Chat Up" with you as part of your screening..."Where are you going today? How long are you going to be there? Who are you visiting?" It's a good thing they didn't ask me...I would have been tempted to say, "It's none of your business!" But wait a minute...yes, it is! They've got to screen for problems in different ways...Whatever works to help keep us safe in our air travel is ok with me...What was puzzling, was anybody 12 and under doesn't have to take off their shoes! They can make my mom, who was over 90 at the time and in a wheelchair take off her shoes, but 12 year olds and under DON'T???? That's age discrimination! And I wouldn't put it past terrorist organizations from other countries to use young kids as "weapons"....Sometimes there's no rhyme or reason to regulations, right? (OK, Sparky, you can get off your soapbox now, tell us the rest of your trip! says E.) Hark! A voice from Indiana! It's ELDO!
You will be hearing from him now and then...mostly weather reports and Solitaire scores, lol! He said there's supposed to be 3" of rain today and 35 m.p.h. winds...yuck! Weather in D.C. is decent...seventies and cloudy...
Back to yesterday's trip! Had an hour layover in Atlanta which went very quickly...it's always fun to people watch...Had a lady try to pass off a HUMONGOUS duffle bag as her second allowed personal item-"But, it's my PURSE!" If that was her purse, my Honda CRV is my motor scooter! Sorry, lady, you're gonna have to check it, they told her....
Kelly met me at the Metro terminal at Washington D.C. Reagan airport and off we went to have a quick supper at a local Mexican Restaurant. It was GREAT to see her and she has lots planned for us these next few days...See you at the Crime and Punishment Museum tomorrow!
P.S. Having trouble with not having my Mac tools and photo program to work with photos, plus Kelly has an aging PC. Sorry that I won't be able to post as many photos! And the blog will be a little shorter (which might be a good thing!) See you later!