Thursday, June 20, 2013

Chasing Airplanes

Getting to the Vineyard was quite an endurance workout, mixed in with a few interval sprints along the way...

- finish packing at 9:05. Flight leaves at 11:30

- arrive at airport to a huge security line, but make it to my gate... Only to find NO ONE there. Brief panic takes over and the first of many deep breaths.

 - over hear there was a gate change and I have to take the subway gig over to a different terminal. I start sprinting (waddling as quickly as possible with two bags hauled over my shoulders). It's 11:20 at this point.

 - sprint to the gate to see a long line. Take another deep breath and try to stop sweating.

- first 2 hours of the flight were all about deep breaths. Holy smokes that was some serious turbulence. Turbulence + red eye flight + middle seat = bad combination!!

- arrive to a supposedly delayed connection. All I want is a coffee and some water. I think I have 3 hours... Just kidding. My connection is in 40 minutes in a different terminal - it involves a bus ride.

- more sprinting, more sweating, more deep breaths. The lady on the bus is not amused that I am anxious about making this flight (even though it is the only flight out today)

- Sprinting through the terminal, I finally arrive at the gate to find that it hasn't even boarded yet. All I could do was laugh because it had been quite the adventure! Made the flight, saw the Island from the air, and Colleen was there waiting for me!


  1. Way to go Jules. Have an awsome summer and say hi to all. Luv ya.


  2. Hi Julie, enjoy the adventure!