Thursday, July 23, 2009

a long long day

Soooo, we started at 6:00 a.m. this morning to get to the Cleveland Airport on time! No traffic, amazing. We arrived in plenty of time only to wait, and wait, and wait some more!

As our plane arrived at Cleveland to take us the first leg of our journey to Chicago, they decided it needed maintenance work! So off to the hanger it went. We got several updates on the progress of the engine work or rather the lack of progress and finally I decided I needed to talk to the stewards. They graciously changed our flight realizing there was no way we would meet our connecting flight, and we got to go straight through to Minneapolis! This required us to sit until 12:55, but we actually arrived about the same time we would have originally. That was even with the President flying in to Cleveland Hopkins and stopping all air traffic, so we stood and watched Air force One land (cannot explain it but I felt a great sadness as I watched the plane land) I digress... (Joci finally gave up and went to sleep on the floor!)

Anyway we finally arrived for Jocelyn's Associated Press Conference and took a shuttle and drug our suitcases down street after street until arriving at our dorm room at about 4:30 p.m. Ohio time! TIRED!

Can I just tell you though, tonight's meal made it all worth while - truly one of the best of my life. We ate at this old Drug Store, with open wall sections to the outside (80 degrees and sunny), live sax player and fabulous very affordable food to die for!

We just hiked the 2 miles back to the dorm and I am now going to pass out! Bye for now!

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