Seriously. What a day at the airport yesterday…..the word “stress” doesn’t even begin to describe it. In honor of that, I think we need to pull up this picture again:
Let’s just say it takes a lot longer to get through security and to get to your gate when you have twins in a double stroller. (Think: finding & waiting….and waiting….and waiting….. on the elevators in the airport…..a nameless toddler SCREAMING every time the elevator doors closed out of sheer terror, security not knowing if the stroller will fit through their screening devices, etc, etc…) It was a real fun-fest. Actually, Kindred got to the gate EXACTLY when the flight was supposed to leave. (He RAN up the escalator with our carryons to get to the gate. I, on the other hand, was waiting, waiting, waiting on the elevator to arrive to take the twins & I to our gate)…. When the elevator FINALLY got us to our level and the doors opened, I ran like a mad woman down the terminal to meet Kindred (not knowing we had missed the flight). Looking back I can laugh. At the time, however, it was far from funny (although I am sure it was to onlookers)…..This crazed mommy- drenched with sweat- literally RUNNING down the terminal pushing a double stroller with screaming toddlers, with a very large backpack bouncing up and down on my back as I ran. I might end up on youtube and go viral if someone caught that. Quite sure it made for a good laugh.
Thank goodness for the merciful people at US Airways. (And there was also a new friend we met- Eddie- who had also missed the flight. He had been at the gate 5 minutes before us, as he saw the plane taking off…. so we ended up bonding for life through that experience) I think US Airways felt sorry for all 3 of us (plus the hysterically crying twins), and put us on a Delta flight for no additional charge. AND it was non-stop, whereas our other one had a short layover, so we actually got to LA about 1 1/2 hours EARLIER than we would have. Woo-Hoo!!
Sammy chillin’ on the plane
Say “Cheese!” Asher
Whew! We arrived. All is good……. next post will catch you up on our day today
Good nite from LA!
Good night from Los Angeles, everyone-