Catching 3 different planes can be a challenge sometimes. This was one of THOSE times.
We were a bit late getting into Chicago --- but luckily my next gate was in the same concourse and not that far down, so I ran --- they were already boarding, and on I went thinking I had it made.
And then we sat. And we sat and sat ---and when it was finally time to move we were like #47 for take off….
We landed in Denver just as my flight to Colorado Springs was pushing back from the gate --- so close but yet so far!
I missed my connection.
I was helped by a very congenial gate agent who put me on standby on the next two flights, but gave me a confirmed seat on the 3rd flight down the line ---and I began to play the waiting game. Would I make it on or wouldn't I? If I didn't, would I make it on to the next or would I have to wait for the confirmed one?
I got lucky. I made it to Colorado Springs on the first stand by flight – only 1.5 hours later than planned.
THEY HAVE LUGGAGE CARTS IN COLORADO SPRINGS!! ((You hear that, PEORIA?! They have LUGGAGE CARTS!!))
I've had a lovely drive through downtown Colorado Springs. We've had a delicious lunch out – and spent jaw dropping time driving through Garden of the Gods – photos of that to come later.
It’s now more than 14 hours since I left my front doorstep ---and all I want is a bed for a nap.
So while I snooze…..let me share with you the beautiful view flying over Lake Michigan and into Chicago this morning --- LOVELY!
The sun was barely coming up…..the sky, a vibrant pink and purple.
More of the lake shore comes into view ---
The sun rises like a big orange ball of liquid light ---
We wave good morning to the awakening city below --
Good Morning, Chicago, it’s going to be a glorious day!
And it has been….missed connections and delays included.
And oh yes, there were hexies ----