Orlando Bingles’ Rocky Mountain High: Day 18

by Bingle on Jun.05, 2009, under Richard Bingle Family

The final day of our trip started early. Way too early for Rich. Our wake-up call was scheduled for 4:30 a.m. as our flight was to leave Jackson at about 7:45 a.m. and we were supposed to be there 2 hours before our flight. The Jackson airport is pretty small and we had toyed with the idea of getting there a bit later, but it turned out that it was good we hadn’t. Despite the airport being pretty small, the security is pretty tight and even though there was only one person in line ahead of us as we went through security, it took us about ten minutes as they scanned and rescanned our carry on bags. Our first flight would take us to O’Hare in Chicago. We had about a two hour layover which worked out well as we had to change terminals and “hike” to the very end of the terminal to get to the gate for our fight to Orlando. Karen managed to get our seats changed so that Ashley and Alyssa could sit together in row 6 and Rich and Amber could sit together in row 7, while she ended up in row 16 by herself. At least it was an improvement over our original seats which had us scattered individually throughout the plane. The in-flight entertainment on the two flights was exactly the same so the girls ended up watching movies on the laptop and iPod.

Once we landed in Orlando, Rich caught a ride to the house with a friend from church who works at the airport and took the van back to pick up the rest of the family (who had spent the time getting the bags and playing yet more card games). We stopped for (you guessed it) pizza on the way home and after eating our fill had our final “event” of the trip – the battery on the van was dead and it wouldn’t start. A quick jump-start later we were safely home.

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