On the way out of town, there was a weather delay -- those doggone Kansas storms are downright wicked! They had to reroute me through Newark, San Diego, Jacksonville, then to my final destination: Charleston, SC (not really, it just felt like it)
On the return trip, there was a maintenance issue ("Folks, we have mechanics looking at the engine to see if they can figure out where a spark is coming from. They have their manuals out and are doing their best.") Hmmmmm, am I the only one who thinks that DOES NOT instill confidence in travellers?! We ended up having to deplane (which makes me think of Tattoo), and I began to wonder if I would be spending the night in the Atlanta airport. (and hoping they offer layaway at Ben & Jerry's....)
Thankfully, we were on another plane in no time and on our way to my happily ever spot called Wichita...a mere 2 1/2 hours late. The whole time I kept thanking the good Lord that all 4 of my kids weren't in tow....AND that I splurged and bought TWO magazines to entertain myself!
But back to the trip -- I had the BEST TIME EVER! There's nothing like a long-time, great friend. One who you can pick right back up with, as if you've never been apart. We talked, and talked, and talked, and talked -- much like excited Chihuahuas interacting. We may or may not have been annoying to those within a quarter mile of our presence.....and they may or may not have been thankful when we moved on out of their hearing......
Anyway, Lisa & I had a ball walking around downtown Charleston. There were open air markets, tons of gift shops, great restaurants, and charming scenery all around. We enjoyed a horse-drawn carriage tour as well as a harbor tour by boat. We created new memories with silly little things, like when we ordered Starbucks and told them wrong names, just to be goofy (see below). "Order ready for Bambi and Lola"! How can a gal NOT giggle at that?!