Saturday, Aug 1, 2009 – Back to NYC
I woke up at 5:00, stuffy-headed, sneezing, and coughing, and discovered a voice mail from American Airlines stating that my 7:00 flight was delayed five hours until noon, so I happily crawled back in bed for two three more hours until it was time to catch my Airporter bus to the airport.
The funny story here is that – with our purchases of oil and gifts that I couldn’t bring on the plane – my suitcases were well over the 50 pound limits. So I packed a third bag with the intention of paying the extra baggage fee rather than an overage fee. But when I checked in I discovered that a 3rd bag was $100. $100!!!!! But the weight overage was only (“only”) $50. So I pulled my suitcases to the side and repacked into two bags, bringing the grand total of my Samsonite to 67 pounds.
The flight was uneventful except for the fun of watching “17 Again” with hottie Zac Ephron. I was home by 9:30 and managed to get the 67 pound bag unpacked before I took cold medicine and passed out by 11:00. The scuba bag could wait.