Thursday, September 6
A gathering point . . .
I read that nearly 16 million people flew somewhere over Labor Day weekend, and I was one of them. Experts predicted that it would be a mess, but you couldn't tell it by my flights. I flew from Philadelphia to Springfield, Missouri, on Delta. I was concerned about my mere 35-minute layover in Delta's hub - Atlanta - but still I made it! I suppose that is because my second flight was delayed two hours. And coming home? Both flights on Northwest (through Memphis) arrived early. My favorite airline remains Midwest though. Roomy leather seats and fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookies. Could a traveler ask for more?I flew to southern Missouri for a family reunion. As almost always happens, not everyone could make it, but still, there were 35+ for dinner on Sunday night. We gathered at my aunt and uncle's house outside of Bolivar. They raise dogs on their idyllic farm, and it was a weekend full of puppies and kids. I moved to the Northeast from Nebraska when I was only 19, so I often forget how simple and wonderful life in the Midwest can be. It's good to be reminded.Oh, and SPF, thanks for petting my dogs while I was away!