We all spent some quality time together while various members of the fan club alternately chatted with the airport employee about when, & if, they might expect all of their bags to arrive.
Reagan remains unimpressed with Monroe Regional:
I've said it before & I will say it again - hope, enthusiasm, & vacation dreams go to Monroe Regional to wither & die. Below are pictures of what was supposed to be a family trip to New York in December of 2008. We had tickets to see Wicked, The Little Mermaid, & Mamma Mia on Broadway, but my parents & I never boarded one plane. I took time off work, crammed all my toiletry items into tiny bottles, & woke at 4AM so that I could stand around forlornly at Monroe Regional while American Airlines explained that they could not in any way offer us a shred of hope of making it to New York.
We did drive to Dallas to pick up Jessa who sat at DFW for 8 hours after flying there from Denver. The plan was to fly to Dallas to meet her & make our connecting flight to New York . . . but American Airlines had no plane with which to fly us to Dallas & no way to get us to New York in any timely fashion. I will resent them forever; I cried in the airport.
Below: me sitting at The Travel Company in Monroe while our travel agent tried to figure out a way to get us to New York in time to see the plays. They let me sit behind the desk & play on the computer:
In the lobby of the hotel where we stayed in Dallas:
We did have some fun in Dallas . . .
at The Cheesecake Factory:
We found this book, ironically titled Christmas in New York, in Barnes & Noble:
Happy to be doing some shopping, even if it was in 80 degree rather than 30 degree weather:
The luggage fiasco last night brought on some strong flashbacks for me. We did go see Wicked at The Orpheum in Memphis in the summer of 2009. I adore Wicked.
Remember, no good deed goes unpunished . . .
especially if you include Monroe Regional in your travel plans.