Tuesday, January 27, 2009
We are finally home!! We left sunny California at 9 am and left the airport a little late due to them shutting it down for about 5 minutes for security. An alarm went off and security was everywhere and we were told to stay in our seats. We did! Five minutes later they said it was all clear and life resumed. We spent over 2 hours in Dallas. Nasty, cold, icy, rainy, windy ,weather and we were never outside. Our plane from CA was late getting into DFW so we rode the sky tram to the other building and our plane home started out being about 30 min. late. When were were on board and about to push off, the pilot told us we would be delayed due to a tire that needed inspection. That took another 30 minutes. We pushed away and slowly went down the runway. I had decided he was going to drive the plane to Austin vs. fly but he pulls into a space where there are at least 40 bucket trucks and that many cars and says they have to de-ice the plane. That took another 30-45 minutes. The deicing was interesting to watch. Here are some pictures taken out of my window. Rich picks us up at the airport, we drop Janet off and meet T for dinner. Now that was a bad idea...everything was closing down early due to the ice. Chick-Fil-A was nice enough to feed us and I am heading off to bed after a very long day.
I will post some more pictures of CHA as soon as I can get them loaded onto this laptop!