“A thought is an idea in transit.”
Two weeks ago, we woke 3B up early from his nap to ensure we would make it to our quick flight from Dulles to the Happiest Place on Earth. However, seven hours later, when the day was done, we still hadn’t entered the Magic Kingdom; instead, at midnight we were still on our flight from Atlanta, making our final descent into Orlando.
We arrived at our hotel room at 1:30 a.m. the next morning.
This was in part because we never saw the notice that we had to receive our boarding passes 40 minutes before the flight departure time, in part because Dulles has a 40+ year old system for getting passengers to their gates (read: BDBs–big dumb buses), and in part because AirTran is a cheap airline and, as the man says, you pay for what you get, particularly when it comes to customer service.
On the upside, 3B had taken a long nap and that magic mouse does make it easy to get to his hotels, which is much appreciated in the wee hours of the morning. Also, Mama and I could take a lesson from 3B who was unflappable for most of the trip, unaware that plans had changed at all.
In fact, at 12:30 a.m., he was having the time of his life going up and down the steps of Mickey’s Magical Express bus while Mama and I tried to stay awake as we waited to leave the airport.
On the other hand, 3B could have taken a lesson on unflappability from us when it came to leaving rides in the Magic Kingdom.
More on that tomorrow…