Our neighbor, Dean, was really nice and instead of just dropping us off at the bus stop, actually took us the hour and change into DIA and drove our car back home for us. Since we went with our original plan of still getting up at 6:00 and getting out of the house at 7, we got to the airport well in advance of the flight. We bought bagels from Einstein's Bagel to take on the flight with us, and got to the gate in plenty of time for me to also buy an iced latte for waiting with.
The Southwest lines went really fast, and John had managed to get us B group seatings, which was nice enough for the three of us to get all of one row together. The flight was faster than scheduled, but I managed to finish a fingerless glove even though. The flight was smooth and easy, the flight attendants attentive and knowledgeable, and they had Oreos, cheese Ritz, Barnum animal crackers, as well as the usual pretzels and peanuts, which was a great surprise. Jet really did well on the flight. He sang to his iPod's rendition of the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. He was astonishingly careful about all the pieces of his music player and enjoyed using it so much. I think the fact that he earned it for himself really makes a difference in how he treats his things, everything from his iPod Shuffle to all his Legos.
It's fun to see him develop in so many ways.
And we ate at Tom Jones Restaurant, which looked like a little family place with a lot of seafood on the menu. Given that up in the mountains I don't often eat seafood, it seemed a great opportunity. They advertised a "creamy crab cake" that John got three of and really enjoyed. I had one with jumbo shrimp and a fillet of flounder and I paid a little extra for their potato casserole that was a really nice mashed potato with bacon and cheese on it. Hee. Jet went with just a grilled cheese.
We all really enjoyed our desserts.
From there we headed back to our hotel and settled into the room for me to catch up here and Jet decided to make a friendship bracelet from the threads that he had from a travel play kit. The little room is very comfortable and the beds are good and firm. It still amuses me that after sitting all day in the plane we're still so tired.
It was nice to have a very unstructured day for a travel day. Tomorrow we have someone to meet up with in downtown Philadelphia, cheesesteaks to eat, and Liberty Park to visit and wander about. It should be fun.