Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 80 - June 19th

Russell is home! That little sentence doesn't hold enough drama that Russell went through to come home. He headed home from South Carolina without any trials at all...then he reached Memphis. His plane was delayed about 15 times at 1/2 hour increments. The air conditioning went out on the plane and they refused to cancel the flight, they just delayed it over and over for about 4 hours. Finally when they did decide to cancel it, all the rest of the flights to Tulsa were sold out. The closest he could get to Tulsa was Ft. Smith. Then he would have had to wait until the next day for a flight to Tulsa that would have gotten home about 4pm on Saturday. But Ging and I decided to take a drive to Ft. Smith tonight and pick up Daddy and two other passengers that were stranded that needed to get to Tulsa.

Ginger and I even did a little geocaching at a Love's truck stop. We had the time because Russ' plane was delayed again because they had to burn off extra fuel before taking off. We didn't find the cache box though, that one was hidden a little to well. Anyway, I met a couple of fantastic women that I got to know on our way home. One was a teenager that spent some time with friends and she was flying back home. She was from Cushing and her dad met us at Bass Pro to take her the rest of the way home. The other lady was a grandmother of eight who was flying to Tulsa to meet her husband who was already here to take a road trip to Kentucky then back to Louisiana. We got home about 1am all very exhausted, especially Russell who had been traveling for 13 hours. He and Ginger hugged and kissed then she wouldn't let go of his leg. They sure did miss each other. It's funny where life takes you sometimes. Sometimes you see things in your day that you would never think of seeing when you woke up that the Arkansas state line. But now my whole family is home and all is well.

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