Sunday, January 25, 2009

The day after

The morning following President Obama's historic inauguration the Elsmo Four packed up, said good-bye to our amazing friends, and headed to the airport to catch our flight back to Chi-town with heads full of incredible memories.
We arrived at Reagan National Airport at 11:00am for our 1pm flight. As soon as we arrived it was clear US Airways was in trouble...they were trapped in the crush of post inaugural departures. There were lines every where for US Air, but no lines for any other airline.
We made it to our correct line around 11:30am and began to wait. Our 1pm flight came and went and when we finally made it to the head of the line it was after 6pm. I know what you are thinking, "What a nightmare!" It was a long long wait, but everyone (save for a few) was in such an extraordinarily good mood it was actually no so bad. The line was filled with people who had all had different experiences on a similar theme in the past several days; each and every one of them was a joy to speak with. The kids did not complain once; they laughed and read, and were generally amazing. Leif and I were very proud of them!
We stayed at the Comfort Inn near the Pentagon and made our way home the following day.

It was the trip of a lifetime filled with memories that will last least as long as the line we stood in!

2 comments:

Francoise said...

Melissa, How cool that you and your family were able to witness all of these great events in person. I am experiencing it vicariously.

Frances

McGinty's said...

Your kids have the patience of a saint

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