We had some good hugs and lots of laughter last night as JJ made it home! Max knew something was up and had been sitting in his favorite chair (opposite of my favorite chair) watching out the window for his beloved 'Big Guy'. As I want to spend as much time with JJ as possible, the posts will be brief until he heads back to Central Intelligence. No - not the CIA, just where he's becoming ever so intelligent.....
He drove about two hours to a nearby airport for his return flight. We inquired if everything had gone smoothly out there in the Midwest with all the travel issues. "I got right to the airport an hour and a half early. I pulled in to the short-term parking by mistake, so I just asked the first lady I saw where long-term parking was located." "Do you want the $10 a day or the $6 a day?" "Well....Well...I guess the $6 a day would be good." "Just turn left right there Son and you're right at it." JJ had a most delightful grin on his face as he told us the story!
"The planes were big this time. And on both flights I was lucky enough to get right in front of the Emergency Exit rows. It is against federal law to recline your seats in front of the Emergency Exit rows...." Oh, my! Not too fun when you're 6'2" and traveling for several hours. But then again, we all learned something new.
I think when I'm old and need something to do; I'll just go to the closest airport and sit for a while. Reunions are the coolest thing. Departures are hard, but if you stay on the bench in the baggage claim area, it just makes you happy to see all the hugs watching the Grammas loving the little ones after a long time apart.
I wonder if there's a special reception area in heaven for our arrival. We certainly won't have to wait for our baggage.