HAPPILILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILILY EVER AFTER

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FLYING IN TODAY'S WORLD!

WHAT'S HAPPENED OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS?













  AND WE DRESSED UP TO FLY!




Our Granddaughter, Tess, was flying in as an UNACCOMPANIED MINOR this afternoon.  MC and I went to pick her up.  

Steve, our Son, her Dad, warned us to give ourselves extra time.  We would have to get a special pass to go directly to the gate to meet the plane.

Well....what an experience.  I have never flown out of Atlanta's airport .....just have dropped off and picked up family and friends.... 



When we arrived, the parking was FULL!!  We had to find the Shuttle Parking Lot.  After two times around the entire place, MC finally found the correct road into the lot!   We found it almost full, a row along the outside fence was the last area to find a space!  We parked, locked up and found a line of people waiting for the Shuttle Bus.   



The drive was quick and we were at Delta's Terminal in no time.  We had to go to a "special" check in for our pass........THUS AVOIDING THE BELOW!!!  One good feature!


We showed our ID and gave the man at the counter all the info on Tess' flight.  We in turn received our Pass!  This, with our ID, would allow us to continue through!!!!

 
 





















 Next the tram to C Terminal!   After disembarking, up the escalator and then the forever run to the Gate.  Of course the Gate was C42!   We had less than 5 minutes .......We ran, made it and you guessed.....the plane was 45 minutes late!  So back to the concessions and Starbucks for a quick cup of coffee and a muffin!!  I was starved!

Tess was escorted off the plane by a very good looking guy and MC had to sign for her, show his ID and she was finally with us!  Safe and Sound.

Her wish!  A Steak and baked potato dinner!   We had most of the day, wanted to avoid the traffic back to Griffin so up the road to Lenox and Prime for dinner was in order.

After a fabulous meal and lots of catching up we headed back home.

The Epiphany Suite is occupied tonight!!!

Steve is due any minute. 

MC and I are so excited to have them here.   We haven't seen them in a year. 


9 comments:

  1. Patty, how wonderful!! I know the hurried feeling at the airport and catching shuttles and trains, OH MY!! Tess looks very happy with Grandpa and I think Grandpa looks even happier!! Enjoy your beautiful family,
    xo Kathysue

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  2. Oh Patty what a beautiful granddaughter and a happy, happy MC. Know it will be a wonderful weekend for you all...enjoy!!

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  3. All that craziness was worth the end result!! Enjoy your visit with Tess and Steve. Give them my love!!

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  4. Have a wonderful time with your granddaughter and family. Spending time with family is always special but even moreso during the holidays.

    I preferred when people dressed for air travel instead of what you see today. It looks more like they travel in their pj's with their fast food bag in hand which always gags me with the smells.

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  5. What a field trip!!! Glad all is well.....I think Atlanta airport is horrible.....so unorganized. Enjoy your time with family!

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  6. Your granddaughter is beautiful! bet she is excited to be at your house! Enjoy every minute!

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  7. hi Tess!!! wish we could see you this time... maybe next time :) have fun!!!

    ps... flying WAS so glamorous and special........ sorry i missed that too!

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  8. Have fun with your visitors. I remember when you used to get a meal, however horrible, on most flights.

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  9. Hi all.
    I might not be able to answer all now. I will catch up on Saturday....Thanks for understanding
    Patty

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