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More Waiting

Uneventful flight. We got seats next to the lavatories but survived. Tried to sleep most of the way with middling success. Saw the start of “Nim’s Island” and the end of “Run Fat Boy Run.” Came into LAX at sunrise. But there was a thick, unbroken carpet of clouds. Once through it, the infamous smog was everywhere.

Now on the shuttle to the American Eagle terminal. Reminds me of “Speed,” racing between planes like this.

Had breakfast at Burger King. $8 combo meal. The cashier saw our shock and deadpanned, “Welcome to LAX.”

Our next flight into SAN is on a small plane. I’m a bit nervous.

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July 23, 2008 Posted by | Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Waiting

We left for the airport at 8 p.m., the kids’ usual bedtime. HPD was out in force, but we were in no hurry. The farewells at the curb were tough. The boys were bawling. Katie was red eyed and trembling, but playing it tough. We’ll miss them terribly.

Ag scan was quick. Line to check in luggage was long but kept moving. NWA was processing flights to Seattle and San Fran at the same time.

TSA was no picnic, but surprisingly smooth. The pass checker was even chatty and wanted to talk about blogging (I’m wearing my Hawaii Blog shirt). And my gadget bag, for the first time, didn’t even get flagged for secondary screening.

So, an hour after we left Mililani, we were here, at Gate 16. Orbitz.com even robicalled to tell me everything was on time. So now we wait. Departure in 90 minutes.

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July 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment