I enjoy the views from the Greyhound bus window. Its only going to take about 3.1/2 hrs to get me to Orlando The Bus is almost full but its quiet . We stop a couple of times to pick up passengers . A non eventful ride. Once at Orlando I get my bags and see a guy holding a card with my name on it..Hmmmm I think he is my guy... driver..Yep, I say Hi and we head to his car. Nice car ! not one of my fave cars but nice enough. Off we go, Debary is only about 3/4 hr away.
Im starting to think about my first visit to Florida , that was a very emotional trip. I can feel that emotion again. as we near Debary.The driver and I chat as we pull up by Debbies house, I can leave my bag in his boot,,,,,I start to grin at that, Bet my bag will hurt his foot when he walks !!!!!!!!!
((((( Our Car Boot is your Trunk ))
We arrange a return time and I head on up Debbies path...I knock...it seems like a long time before the door opens..it isnt, but it seems like it is. I am met by Nicole, Debbies daughter...I go inside and see Debbie sat in her chair...We talk and eyes fill .. Deb knows she hasnt got long ....I know too. I am glad I could make this visit. I have photo,s of this visit but I wont include them in here as I want to be respectful to my dear Friend . She is ill, and I dont think photo,s are the right thing to put in here. I have them safe . I want to see if I can visit Deb again on my return to Florida.Im going to phone Deb from the over night train from Raleigh to check its ok .
Joy phones, she is on her way.so I give Deb a short time to rest and wait outside for Joy.
I wave at the car comming towards me...Oops, its not Joy but the driver waves back at me..Hmmm ... grins. bet he wondered who I was .
Joy arrives, Its so nice to see Joy and Tom again.They both look well. Tom will pick Joy up in an hr and my Taxi will be here about then too. We both go back to talk to Debbie. Hugs ,Smiles and chatter fills the room. Its nice, Deb is smiling and we are enjoying the friendship we have formed . Debbie is one special Lady. She has my admiration.
I arrive at Orlando Airport and get my bag checked in ....Yes, I did check it into the hold this time .I decided not to see if my bag could "upset" those xray machines ,grins...I remember what people have been saying to me Atlanta airport is HUGE...gulp, My change of planes is at Atlanta...Ohh well, I can only get lost cant I grins, Me ? get lost ? never...ohh yeah I can, very easily too..Ive had .plenty of practice ...Yep, but I will be fine.... I think a Coffee is in order..yep, a Big Coffee..
I get through security without a hitch...yes I did put my Polo mints in the tray this time....By the time this Invasion is over my polo,s will be Radio active....! ( I have about 35 packets of them )
Now that Im through Security I can find the Gate and then get a coffee....Its not long til my flight is due in.
I have a plan of Atlanta airport in my folder I think I will study it so I can get a rough idea of where I need to go to find the New Orleans plane....See, I was " ded cleva" as Alfie would say.....Time to board the plane to Atlanta...We should arrive at 6.30 pm and I have 2 hrs to find the next gate...will I do it ???? grins...we shall see. The New Orleans plane is due to depart at 8.30 pm and arrive in New Orleans at 9.23 pm...its going to be a long day.
The plane is ready to board and Im ready to settle down and enjoy the flight to Atlanta..All boarded , we take off.......Its a great view ,looking down on Orlando from the plane....The flight isnt a long one . Just enough time to restudy that airport layout....gulp...Big innit !! ....Looking out of the window I can see we are decending ...Atlanta is near....Yep, it looks BIG......2hrs ? to find my gate ? Did I reset my watch ? Did I need to ? I have no idea....Ohh its ok, the Pilot has just given the time out,,my watch is ok..