Here we sit in the far corner of Boston’s Logan International Airport. Right now, we are occupying four seats and six plug-in outlets. Beau’s Nook is near dead, my cell phone is almost out of juice, and my MacBook is ready to go to sleep. So are we. Unfortunately, there isn’t a plug-in center for humans. I’ve had a test of my patience today thanks to a ‘mechanical issue’ with our plane, scheduled to leave Boston this morning at 11:30. We were here prompt and ready to get home to see our boy. Eight hours later, we’re here, waiting for the ‘issue’ to be resolved. Since this is the first major flight issue I’ve encountered, I learned very quickly what it means to feel stranded at the airport. Thankfully, we had each other, our Delta friend, Robert, who cared enough to attempt to find this desperate mama a way home, and a $6 voucher for food at one of the airport restaurants. Robert kindly found us one first class opening for an earlier flight, but, because we vowed to stay together for better, for worse, we kindly declined and instead, booked a 6:15 AM flight just ‘in case.’ I finally learned what it means to wait on ‘stand by,’ learned the patience of really waiting in line, and learned just how quickly a large airport can seem like it’s caving in on you. If this was last year, Beau and I would have said screw it, let’s get a hotel room, catch a Red Sox game, and see the city, but this year, we had a baby to get back to. A baby we were missing like crazy.
Aside from the WORST AIRPORT EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE, our trip to the Cape was amazing. I had real seafood for the first time in my life, felt like I was in the middle of a movie set on the harbor of Cape Cod, and attended my first beach wedding. We met some great people, danced until our feet hurt, and shopped ‘til we dropped. Beau and I reconnected as a couple, whether it was dancing and singing to ‘Midnight Train to Georgia,’ or sharing a quick hug as we climbed the airport escalator for the twentieth time. It was a good bonding experience…the good, the bad, and the ugly. Let’s just say Delta Airlines is getting an earful from me later today ☺
Stay tuned for a storybook of pictures of our trip. I took lots!