Board on the plane – check!
See Jennifer Messer 2 rows in front of me (Jennifer is also speaking at the APDT AU conference and I thought she was taking a different itinerary. I was thrilled to see her on the plane because that meant that we could travel together on the 2nd leg of the trip. It turned out that she was flying Qantas and I was flying United**there is a story there that will come later) – Check!
Sit down – check!
Breathe – CHECK!
Wait – check!
Plane takes off – check!
Breathe – check!
Watch some movies – check!
Arrive in LA International airport – check!
Find terminal 7 and the bus that took us there – check!
Get on the new plane and hope that my luggage followed me – check!
See that there is NO computer hookup – CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the heck am I going to do for 15.5 hours???!!!!! And no individual movies!!! Double Crap!! – check…sigh…
Groan when I see a couple and their 3 kids sit next to me across the aisle…check…sigh again
After 2 hours, I had had enough of this flight and wanted off the plane. At around the 4 hour mark, after trying to sleep but couldn’t because of the aforementioned 3 kids, I did say something under my breath. Mom must have heard me because they finally made an effort to shut the kids up! – check! <g>
At around 8 hours, I really wanted off the plane. I continued to try to sleep with not much success. I could have taken some xanax, but for some reason didn’t. I was cold, achy and tired.
At the 10 hour mark, I really, really wanted off the plane…
At the 13 hour mark, I really, really, really wanted off the plane…..
I did periodically take a stroll around the plane and it really did help. The food was horrific and while I did bring my own food with me, it was hard to get to. Because I was in an aisle seat, the area in front of me was very small and my carry-on bag wouldn’t fit. Because I am so short, I had to keep enlisting help to get my bag down out of the above compartment and I didn’t want to keep asking this 7 foot guy behind me for help. I came to regret that later…
Causes Pamela Dennison Supports
Glenhighland Farm (Border collie rescue), NEBCR (New England Border collie rescue)