Happy Friday! I am so excited for the weekend! Not to mention, the Saints play tonight. I know its just preseason, but I am still so excited the boys of fall are BACK! I am going to wear the new jersey Bobby got me at the end of last season tonight. I can’t wait!
So, the official photos for RnR Providence are up. It’s hard to tell in the small pictures just how hard it was raining, but I still think the pictures are quite comical…..because I LOOKE fine/happy and like I am having fun…but LIES the pictures are all LIES! See for yourself.
btw…that specific tank soaking wet is not very flattering on me.
below you can see my phone in my pocket in it’s awesome ziploc bag to keep it dry. heh.
So after the race I hurried back to the room after grabbing my medal and a banana and water, quickly showered and packed up and we got a cab for the airport. My flight was at 12:55 and I didn’t want to miss it because I had a 3 hour layover in Charlotte and Jen was going to take me to lunch! When I went to check in, I was told my flight was delayed TWO HOURS! I was crushed! I texted Jen and told her the bad news. Since technically I could still make my connecting flight, I just needed to get to Charlotte and then have a short layover then take my flight to NOLA. What a bummer.
Michelle’s flight wasn’t till 1:30 so we sat at Starbucks and hung out a little longer before she had to go.
Our gates were by each other so we walked together, said our goodbyes, and I settled in for my long wait. An hour and a gate change later, and I was on the plane to Charlotte. In the back of the plane. Next to a screaming baby. A SCREAMING baby. Just my luck.
I landed in Charlotte and was starving so I headed for some food after checking to see that my flight was on time. (6:00)
After I ate, I checked my flight status again…DELAYED! until 7:25! gah! I was so frustrated, I had already sat around for an hour, and if I had known this when I landed I maybe could have seen Jen! I went to find somewhere to plug my cell phone in, sat around, then saw we were delayed AGAIN to 8:55! They came over the speakers and said that we had a plane but no crew…that they were bringing in a crew from Pittsburgh….but they hadn’t left yet. WHAT? They hadn’t even LEFT Pitt yet…I just had this…feeling, that it was going to be way later than 8:55…so I texted Jen and asked her if she could come pick me up and I could spend the night at her house, and checked with my mom to make sure she could get me tomorrow from the NOLA airport. Then I asked for a ticket change to the next day and said I was NOT paying extra for it! They didn’t say a word, I think they saw the anger, exhaustion, and fire shooting out of my eyeballs…. and they gave me a ticket for 11:20 the next day!
I was so excited, I was going to get to see Jen and Jeff after all and finally meet her sweet dog Nati. She picked me up, and we went to the store so I could get a toothbrush, etc. (my checked bag was en route to NOLA hhmmm) but luckily I had a change of clothes.
We chatted that night and the next morning before I had to go back to the airport. It went by too fast! It was so good to see her, and I am so glad I get to see them both again in a few weeks in Disney!
(In case some of you are wondering, Jen and I have been friends for about 5 years, but hardly ever get to see each other…and it’s usually on Disney trips that we plan together. This will be our FOURTH Disney trip together!) When your friend lives in a different state, meeting up somewhere you both love works well!
QOTD: Do you ever buy the professional race pictures?
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