Thanksgiving Homecoming

My preparations for Thanksgiving started a week before. I had gone shopping, made a checklist of what I needed to do, and prepared for each day that I was going to be in LA. I got to the airport early for my one-hour flight to Dallas. I got there early enough to take a leisurely ride on their Skytrain to Los Angeles. As I waited at the gate during my 1 1/2-hour layover, I was curious as to why there were so very few people traveling to LA for Thanksgiving. About an hour later, a cold realization traveled down my spine: I was flying into John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana and not LAX. I quickly checked the screen for the right gate number and bolted to the Skytrain, willing for it to run faster. This was the escalator I took on the way up … it was the longest escalator ride I’ve ever ridden, maybe because it was literally the longest escalator I’ve ever been in.

dfw airport

When I got to the gate, I found no one there and I thought the plane left without me. After all, I got there right on departure time. I was only hoping it was delayed. As it turns out, the attendant there told me there was a gate change. When I got to the correct gate, I saw people lining up and just beginning to board. I learned that the plane to Santa Ana was delayed. What a relief! I thought I was going to miss my flight to my Thanksgiving homecoming.

Imagine my delight upon seeing the greens and blues of Orange County while I was still way up in the sky!

orange county

4 Responses to “Thanksgiving Homecoming”

  1. Kim says:

    I wonder why the picture of Dfw airport is the long escalator? :)

  2. mbcohao says:

    after you read my entry, you’ll know why! :-)

  3. Kim says:

    HEHE I guess Marybeth doesn’t travel without adventure and excitement 😉 something Shixiong will have to get used to or will to change 😀

  4. mbcohao says:

    hmmmm … I wonder if it’s too early to reveal that about me! Hehe ….

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