Thursday, October 20, 2022
(written by Kathi)
The end of Girls Weekend is always bittersweet. Lori and I have perhaps missed those we have left at home but have enjoyed being together so very much. We can never believe that it’s time to go home, but alas, today was the day. We were up by 7:00 to dress, pack, and strip our beds. Next we tackled the kitchen, cleaning up and packing up lunch and snacks for ourselves to have at the airport and on the plane. We made quick work of that and had an hour and a half to sit down, journal, and reflect on the great experiences we are always able to have on these trips.
|the approach to Chicago on Lori's flight|
At 10 am we loaded up and headed for the airport, stopping halfway there to fill the gas tank and wash and vacuum the car. We arrived at the airport in plenty of time, thank goodness, as the signage at the Philly airport absolutely sucks. For whatever reason we were not allowed to park in B terminal, from which both of our flights were leaving. It took 30 minutes to navigate the poorly marked path to another parking area, but finally we were inside the airport. We usually fly different airlines home, but every once in a while we get to delay our goodbyes and hang out in the terminal together, and we very much enjoyed that time. My flight left two hours before Lori’s, and once they called boarding for my flight we said our final goodbyes and I watched Lori head off to her gate.
Thank you, God, for blessing us year after year with this opportunity. South Carolina, here we come!