Mar 29, 2011

We're BACK!

Aside from running through the airport to catch our second flight and travelocity telling me we had seats 17E and 17F on that flight and then booking us seats 25B and 28B (yes that's two center seats 3 rows apart) the trip home went beautifully!

P.S. that ticket lady told me there was nothing she could do. I asked her if she or I or someone could ask someone to switch seats. She replied that I had two center seats so I had "no bargaining power" to which I replied, "I have the cutest 2 year old on the planet. Oh lady, I've got bargaining power." Please see exhibit A below. (Or maybe I sweetly replied, "I'm very hopeful that someone will be kind enough to move for a mother and her child.")

Either way, if that ticket lady wasn't going to help me, I was going to plop my two year old in her center seat between two perfect strangers and say, "Have fun! I'll be three rows back if ya need me." I'm pretty darn sure I'da had some takers on switching seats then! Not that she's not the most adorable two year old ever...but there's something about toddlers on planes that stikes fear into the hearts of even the toughest, most unflappable of humans! I'da done it. I would have. But then she helped me. Yay!

And one last helpful travel tip: Do not go grocery shopping at 7pm EST, when you've just been away for 10 days and have just finished a 12 hour day of travel cross country with a two year old. It's not pretty. You will forget what you need and you will buy large amounts of expensive comfort food with the nutritional value of paper in addition to the few staples you needed for the two toddlers that won't care how tired you are tomorrow :)

Check out my other San Diego blogs as I've now added pictures!!!


Anonymous said...

We flew stand-by for years when Brian worked for airlines. One time we all got on the plane, but all separated. Kelsey was maybe three or four and Brian buckled her in her seat and said he would be just a couple rows behind her. She sat there with her lip stuck out in a pout and big tears in her eyes. It took about a second for the businessman beside her to offer to change seats with Brian! :-)

By the way, I think the comfort food is OK in this case!

Glad your trip was so good!

Debby B.

Cheryl said...

So glad you are home safely, and thanks for posting all the great pictures! Love 'em!