11/4/15 – It’s finally here. The day Pam & I leave for our big vacation. We have been planning this for over a year, put our deposits down in January and finally, we are heading to SeaTac airport tonight for our 10:15 PM flight.
My neighbor, Mark, is going to care for my cat Mango,
and drive me to the airport. He comes downstairs for some Mango instructions and asks me up for a pre-trip glass of wine. I do some last minute packing, then head upstairs. His wife, Lisa, is suffering from knee pain and won’t be taking the ride with us so I want to say goodbye and thank her for helping with my cat.
We got out of the house about 5 minutes later than planned, and I’m just buckling my seatbelt when my phone buzzes with a text from Pam “I’m here at the airport at the Sports Page bar by gate D4. What?? It’s only 7:50. I tell her I’m just leaving but being TSA pre-checked I should be joining her about 8:30.
It’s an uneventful drive, and Mark get’s me there right about 8:15 as planned. Check my bag, through security and sitting with my first Bloody Mary in front of me just after 8:30.
Our flight starts boarding right on time, and by 10:15 we are taxiing down the runway – on our way to sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico for 2 days before boarding Celebrity’s Summit.
(I promise better pictures in my next post. Most of mine are being held hostage in my digital camera, I can’t find the cord)