Sunday, July 2, 2017

Home Again

We left Thursday and expected to fly back Saturday.   We didn't get out until a 6:26 A.M. flight this morning.  We landed at 7-something but not because they unearthed an old Concorde for us.  ha ha.  Time change.  It's two hours later in Texas.  

Consequently, we feel like we've been up for hours and now, here at home, it feels kind of like a Groundhog Day - the movie.  It's been 7:30.  It was 8 a.m.! 

In the happy event that I return to time and space by tomorrow - the ones I know, I will update you on our adventures in Texas.  The famous barbecue place, a steak restaurant and a family party.  Helluva great bar - it should not be ignored. 

But for now, here is a good idea.  If you fly stand-by or non-revenue, before you ever leave home, compile a list of airport grounds hotels (or very nearly) with phone numbers.  In the event your  flight goes and you don't, you won't have to thrash around at the airport with the hotel board, picking your way down them.  You will be 'way ahead of the game.  Especially since this hotel board seems to be a  profitable deal  between hotels and airport space.  And never in your favor.  Hiltons and Radissons abound.  Motel 6 didn't make the cut and you will see one as your complimentary shuttle (bearing you straight to the cash register) passes it.  Since $200/night for a stay from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. is exorbitant ...  . I will say no more.     

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