Ok...here we go!!
Mindy dropped me off at the airport and I was off to find "the group". Luckily there was a couple right in front of me.
Jerry & Anita...he's a big Santa looking dude (white beard & a belly that giggles like a bowl full of jelly) and she's a super nice Midwestern gal. They are prob in their late 50s. He's the talker of their family, she corrects details as needed, and he's ALL about the Harley-Davidsons!! Really nice people and we chatted the entire 1.5 hrs in line.
Next it was off to security which was easier than any domestic flight I've been on in a long time! And on to the gate & hopefully the bar...
Found Tom Kief...no bar :( but Tom knew where there was a beer "kiosk" so we ventured that way. Only beer & wine so merlot it is!
On the plane...
Got me a window seat :) and it's a 2-4-2 seating situation. I'm sitting next to Cindy, a very nice young girl (24) from Waukegan. She's traveling solo too and is rooming with another solo traveler who is at least twice her age. Really happy I (and by "I" I obviously mean Mom) paid the extra so I could have my own room.