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arrival

As usual I am already running late and cannot find anything...   I happen to be a procrastinator and yeah... enough said. Thanks to a co-worker named Betsy who has lived in Minnesota before and had some connections - she was able to travel with me! But she was already at the airport, ready and waiting...
So its about 45 minutes till take off and I haven't even checked my luggage! but thank goodness there was no line...  so after finding my number and cc ready (stupid $15/bag). I punched in the confirmation number and then it prompted that it was too late - checking luggage ended 45 minutes before takeoff! I looked at my watch and i was TWO MINUTES LATE! I stared at the closest employee who knew what was going on and all she could do was LAUGH.

to baggage claim!
.. (not cool!!) but then contained it so she could tell us to see an actual check-in guest. This guy was in a mood already, giving me a lecture too be prompt and that checking luggages ends 45 minutes. I kindly asked him to check his watch and tell me the time... 11:25 and gave me a wierd stare (my plane left at noon, considering the time he wasted lecturing me, he knew he was an idiot)  either way - they tossed in on the belt and then proceeded to tell me there was no chance that my luggage would make it. (who says that?!?)  other than that, it was smooth sailing all the way to the plane and we had PLENTY of time to walk and even grab a bite to eat before they boarded.
A couple of hours later... we landed...
Nervous about my luggage even though Betsy was easing my mind the whole way.
hoping my luggage made it
.. saying **well "technically" nothing is 100%**... I appreciated that, and then realized I am close to Mall of America... = )   but then as the luggage starting coming... out came my luggage!! WOOHOO!!
We then proceeded to find the rental car, and then managed to check in at the hotel with no problem!!
I let Lord Mike I had arrived, we said he was too busy pimping and would catch us up later around 9pm downtown at Britt's Pub...
I had to sneak in a quick nap and before I knew it, it was about that time to head out. Knowing we were going to be doing some drinking it wasn't wise to drive - so we choose the light rail. That way I could do the tourist thing and annoy people... its not like I would see these people again. = )

Anyway...  we arrive to the downtown area and do some walking. Come to find out they have sky-ways... pretty much just covered halls that lead from one building to the next and keep you warm doing the freezing winter nights. and they have covered dome looking things that attempt to keep you warm while waiting for the public transportation while in the streets. Good stuff... definately alot more sky-risers than PHX does (but what city doesn't?!?)
Blarney's it is!! we arrive and shortly after Lord Mike arrives...  and the rest is history... = )

freezabird says:
haha nice answer adrian, but next time we need to also have LM + his jaegers too with us and the party will go down in history. :)
Posted on: May 20, 2009
acowboy says:
hey thanks, yeah it definately was nice to have something to wear ya know? and yeah - gotta love GREAT customer service...
Posted on: May 19, 2009
margie_adventure says:
Nice blog...I like hearing stories about "getting on the plane situations". Lots of different scenarios. even better when you happen to be with a bad attitude agent at the counter..lol Overall, I'm glad you made it to the meetup and have something to wear :-)
Posted on: May 19, 2009
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arrival
arrival
to baggage claim!
to baggage claim!
hoping my luggage made it
hoping my luggage made it
WOOHOO!!
WOOHOO!!
hahaha, we couldnt get the car to…
hahaha, we couldn't get the car t…
just waiting for the lightrail
just waiting for the lightrail
TARGET!!
TARGET!!
Sky way!
Sky way!
Cheers!!
Cheers!!
sadly this room wasnt used all ni…
sadly this room wasn't used all n…
I got to feel how it is to be a lo…
I got to feel how it is to be a l…
He stold my tongue move!
He stold my tongue move!
busted...
busted...
some great locals
some great locals
mmmm... Jameson
mmmm... Jameson
mmmm... Jameson pt 2
mmmm... Jameson pt 2
I still have no idea how I got a g…
I still have no idea how I got a …
mis-behaving!!
mis-behaving!!
classic!!
classic!!
brian getting his grind on!!
brian getting his grind on!!
Why didnt i know it was a serious…
Why didn't i know it was a seriou…
brian is so drunk he is humping th…
brian is so drunk he is humping t…
look hard!!
look hard!!
pose of the night...
pose of the night...
relieving ourself...
relieving ourself...
hahaha..
hahaha..
another great pose... I miss you a…
another great pose... I miss you …
Had to top off..
Had to top off..
Thats why he is LORD MIKE!!
Thats why he is LORD MIKE!!
Lost...?!?
Lost...?!?
Hmmmm....
Hmmmm....
nite, nite
nite, nite