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Memorial Day - but I'm off to Dallas

Got up at 6:30 this morning, all packed up and ready for Lisa to drop me at the airport. Last time we parked and she came in to the terminal with me, but this time we figured that we be more casual about it. Upon entering the terminal I found the queue for the National Airlines check-in counter was so long that it stretched across the terminal floor and out the automatic doors and into the drop-off area! We thought we'd timed things pretty nicely with about an hour and 15 minutes until my flight left, so after observing the queue I abandoned any thought of checking my baggage and went straight to the gate. I was lucky enough to get a window seat, which is good because I can take my laptop out and write this!

I have a little girl sitting in front of me, she has put the seat back and she keeps bouncing up and down and kneeling on the seat looking back at me. This is all very well, but I'm trying to write here!

I have a viciously sore throat. Things do not bode well for the rest of the week.

Later: I'm in room 414.

No trouble getting in, eventless flight. In other news, Eric did ask Avis to change the car from the default, but it isn't a truck - it's a nissan altima or something, and has a CD player in it <g>. I think he was after the comfort, not the chick-magnet factor. _I_ would have got the Pontiac Grand Am they offered as default - and NOT because of any theoretical chick-magnet factor it has, but simply because I'm familiar with it. Every other time we've used the services of Avis Rent-a-car, it's been Avis Rent-a-Pontiac-Grand-Am.