Leaving for Hawaii!
It is always interesting when you have to leave on a trip pre-dawn but 4:30 am is a bit much. Thanks Dad for dropping us off.
Our first flight was somewhat delayed because of the storm front between Pensacola and Dallas. As a result, we were 45 minutes late arriving. Lucky for us our next plane was also delayed and had just arrived when we pulled up to our gate. But a storm passed over the DFW airport just as we were about to take off for Phoenix. We were stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. This meant that we were not going to make our next flight and a major delay in the trip to Hawaii. As we arrived in Phoenix our next plane, which Gamma was already on, was pulling away from the gate. She had tried everything she could to get them to delay the flight, including talking to the pilot, the 10 minutes needed for us to join her but they could not. They were not given any option to delay based on orders from the Air Traffic Controllers. I understand it could cause problems for flights arriving and the “highways” in the sky not becoming crowded. So Gramma flew on with two empty seats next to her on the flight to Hawaii.
As soon as we got off the plane we went to customer service to see what was available. There were no flights to Hawaii until the next morning. American Airlines was able to give us a night in a local hotel along with a dinner and breakfast vouchers. So we had dinner and used the hotels shuttle to get there from the airport. The hotel was very nice and the center courtyard had a lot of palm trees, cactus, and very large mesquite trees. They were the largest we had ever seen. They also had the strangest pine trees we have ever seen. They are really tall with very short limbs.
Fitness info from the Fitbit just for fun.
8,600 steps or 4.28 miles, 5 floors climbed, 3,800 cals burned, 74 min of cardio
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