Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bumpy Ride to BHM

This morning we were up bright and early, or at least early, to fly SEA-IAD-BHM. Our 7:40 a.m. flight on UA #916 featured the new business class configuration, very pleasant, although Brian managed to leave a new jacket, an Oceania shell, in the overhead bin. He also very nearly left Kathy's purse in the Red Carpet Club, and the headphones on the plane as well - not a good day for remembering things.

Odd "snack" in UA C (Business) on a 7:40 a.m. trans-con, described quite accurately by the flight attendant (FA) as a "snack," not a "breakfast." It featured a cold plate of fruit, a couple of pieces of cheese, and some salty cured ham, or was it turkey? No, not all that impressive.

Our flight from IAD (Washington-Dulles) to BHM (Birmingham) in an Embraer featured a few moments of some the heaviest bumps we've ever experienced - I'll bet the pilot would have described it as "severe chop," considering the feel of the "mild" and "moderate" chop we've previously experienced.

Anyway, we did make a beautiful landing and are now back at our motel after dining with the youngest of our six grandchildren. Riley looks great, and much bigger than the last time we saw her just before Christmas. We've now seen all six of our little rascals within the past five days. Life is good!

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