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Up with the Lark

Due to careful research & planning, Lisa had come up with a really good schedule of flights for D&T, with the only drawback that the flight out of Vegas left at 6:00am. Given the strict nature of airline security these days, we figured if we got up at 4:00am and left before 4:30, this would allow enough time to drive to the airport, check in, and not be worried about security delays.

As we drove up to the terminal, we remembered that one of the drawbacks of the new security measures is that we couldn't go with them to the gate. Only ticketed passengers are now allowed to go through to the gates. So we ended up dropping Derek & Teresa off at the curb instead of going in with them.

After an uneventful drive back home, we went straight back to bed and slept until 10. We heard later that all went well for Derek & Teresa and so that was all right.