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Today I’m sharing one of my archived posts on my travel misadventures that Sally Cronin shared in her ‘Share from your Archives’ series on the topic of travel. Well I could tell travel stories til the cows come home, so I was happy to share another of my travel escapades.

 

Smorgasbord posts from Your Archives – Travel Day -Day 1 Arizona Here I Come by D.G. Kaye

Welcome to the first post in a four week series from D.G. Kaye – Debby Gies. Originally posts in 2016, this post takes us through just the first day of travel on Debby and her husband’s winter vacation to Arizona for two glorious months. As you will see not plain sailing…although they were not on a boat,  actually there was the limo first and then a plane, but that came with optional extras… Including germ distributing fellow passengers.

Travel Day -Day 1 Arizona Here I Come by D.G. Kaye

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The limo was to pick us up at 630 am. I thought this would give us plenty of time to get through the travel ritual and rigamarole one has to endure to get where they’re going to via airplane these days.

After playing switcheroo for a few days, by adding, subtracting, and switching items in my 4 full-sized suitcases, and 3 severely overweight carry-on bags, in efforts to get ready for the trip to Arizona, I was ready. I had been high dosing on homeopathic remedies for a few days to help heal my injured hip and gratefully I had regained more than half the ability back in ease of movement for travel day. Lord knows I needed mobility to lug the lot of bags through airports, customs, on and off carousels, and on and off a shuttle bus from Phoenix airport to the car rental building.

Have Bags Will Travel

We waited for the limo driver to buzz us to inform us he’d arrived, and when the clock ticked 640 am, we began to worry they may have forgotten us, and we’d be getting into morning traffic to and at the airport being that we were flying on New Year’s Eve day. Hub decided to go down to the lobby and check, and sure enough, there he was sitting in the limo, apparently there for half an hour waiting for us. Thanks to our great ‘security’ at the gate of our building (NOT), the driver was told we were coming downstairs, only nobody told the gate such a thing, and so he waited patiently instead of buzzing up to confirm for himself. Please continue reading over at Sally’s blog . . .

 

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  1. A story definitely worth a reblog Debby… perhaps one day when things have calmed down a bit you might like to write a monthly column… ♥

    1. Thanks so much Sal, for having me over, and wow, a monthly column sounds fun! We will definitely talk! <3 xoxo

  2. This is exactly why I hate traveling! And you’re just in time to frighten me for my upcoming trip!

    Good story, Deb.

    1. Lol. as long as you aren’t with me, you’ll be fine. 🙂

  3. Another zany travel story, Debby. They sound awful and yet your sense of humor shines through (the benefit of hindsight, I guess). And a monthly column sounds great!

    1. Lol, thanks Diana. I’ve accumulated some crafty tricks through the years. And thanks for the kudos. I’m stoked Sally invited me to write a column once a month. Who knows what I’ll dig up! 🙂 <3

  4. A brilliant story about your interesting travels, Debby.

    1. Thanks for reading Robbie. 🙂

  5. I’m still working on that patent to depolarize your comedy-of-errors magnet, Deb! Are you working on a script for SNL? 🙂 ❤️

    1. Lol T. I won’t be working on SNL until you sign up to be my official agent! LOL <3 xxxx

  6. Thanks for sharing this story Deb…some of them need to be repeated. Love your style…there is no doubt that US customs officers seem grizzly 🙂

    1. Thanks Balroop. And yes, these stories were written before the tRump regime began. I shudder to think how I’d feel now at the border, especially being a Canadian. I shall miss my Arizona and hope to return some day after the blue wave takes over 🙂

  7. One of my faves, Debby. 🙂

    1. Thank you my friend. <3

  8. This is great, Debby! I haven’t traveled much, but I do know if things can go sideways, they will! 😀

    1. Lol Julie, that’s an understatement with me. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  9. Gotta love that huge poster of your book, Debby. Awesome. 🙂
    Popping over to Sally’s to read the rest now.

    1. Aw thanks so much Norah. 🙂

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