A Long Day of Travel

Trip Start Nov 10, 2013
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Trip End Nov 24, 2013


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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Our wake up call was at 8:00, bags out by 9:00, depart at 9:30.  Everything went smoothly until it was time for the bus to come and pick us up.  There was a Run for Cancer going right past our hotel and the bus couldn't get to us on time.  When the last of the runners went by the bus picked us up.  It took about 30 minutes to get to the airport.  We were the first ones dropped off at Terminal 1.  Everyone else was going to Terminal 4.  We found the US Airways counter, got our tickets and checked our bags.  Then we went through security and walked all the way to our gate only to find out they wouldn't let us in until 11:30.  It was only 10:30 so we walked all the way back and found a place to sit in the very warm terminal.  We could only get 15 minutes of free Internet, so I checked my email.  Then I sat and read my book.  I realized while I was here that I have read this book before but I couldn't remember how it ended so I kept reading.  When it was close to 11:30 we started walking back to the gate.  They had moved the security check further down the terminal.  We had to show our passports and boarding passes again.  We sat and read until the plane started to load.

Loading went quickly and smoothly as the plane was not even half full.  When we got to our seats, we decided to spread out.  Derek grabbed an empty window seat which left Larry and I in the four middle seats.  It sure was nice to have plenty of room.  While on the flight I watched a movie, played video games on my computer and read my book.  Larry and Derek watched movies.  I saw "Won't Back Down" with Maggie Gyllenhaal which was about two parents taking over an inner city school and turning it around.  Good Movie!  We arrived in Philly early, got off the plane, went through passport check, went to baggage claim and go our bags, rechecked them for the flight to Columbus and went through security yet again.  We took the shuttle to Terminal F and found our gate.  Our flight was slightly delayed due to the plane getting in late.  But we still got to Columbus by 8:06 which was only 20+ minutes late.  We stopped at Steak n Shake for a good old American burger, fries, and milkshake.  When we went to bed we had been up for
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