Herb knows flying, Jamaica knows luv.

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Okay y'all. I promised I would let you know about my trip to Jamaica to Cute Cousin's wedding. Fortunately, we did make it to Jamaica in time for the wedding.... But barely. Now I refuse to get myself all worked up again by talking about mean American Airlines and how they delight in ruining people's vacations... And how they think they're doing you such a favor by letting you fly on their plane. And pay $5 for a bag of cheez its.

But - I will tell you this. We had to catch a connecting flight at DFW out of Austin. Our Austin flight was delayed, so when we landed at DFW we had to rush straight to our departing flight to Miami. Now I may not be Herb Kelleher or anything, but I know a bit about flying, being that I spent many, many years in and out of airports.... And I'm quite certain that when an inbound flight is running late, all connecting flights are alerted. Most airlines, within reason, will wait for those slightly delayed flights - just ask Herb. The airlines are, after all, in the business of moving passengers about the country... Okay, we get to the gate at DFW and we're completely out of breath - we have, for the most part, just run the length of 5 football fields. According to my watch (which is ALWAYS 3-4 minutes fast) it is 1:56. The plane was scheduled to depart at 1:55. They would NOT let us on the plane! There we stood with our $1400 boarding passes in our hands and in desperate need of a drink of water, and they would not let us on the plane! Why? Because they had already given up our seats to standby passengers although they KNEW we were in the airport and running as quickly as we could to the gate. Not only did we have 4 friends on that flight going with us to Jamaica, all of which let it be known that we were on our way, but the ticket agent even said, "I begged them to wait, we knew you were coming, I'm so sorry."

Okay I have to stop talking about it because my hiney is getting all tuckered.

It was a holiday weekend so we couldn't fly out of Dallas until the next day. We missed an entire day in Jamaica! There's even more I could say, but I just have to think good things right now. When I'm stressed I get zits, and I feel a big one popping up right now...

So -

good thoughts.....

good thoughts.....

Okay let's talk about Cute Cousin!

This is Cute Cousin. She asked all family and close friends to join her in Jamaica.

Cute Cousin said, "HE'S THE ONE!"

Cute Cousin is single in this picture, but not for long!

Cute Cousin says, "I DO!"

Cute Cousin says, "Now you can call me Mrs. Cute Cousin!"

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