Lloyd and I found ourselves in that situation as we attempted to leave Arizona and head back to Canada. For some sadistic reason, our outbound flight left at 7:05am. The airline requires us to check in at least an hour before boarding, which was to begin at 6:55am. Not so bad, unless you factor in the time it takes to get from Surprise to the airport at Mesa...1.5 hours. That meant we had to leave home at some ungodly hour in the middle of the night! No point in going to bed and risk not waking up in time to get to the airport on time, so a friend offered to drive us to the airport, getting us there at 7:30pm...leaving us 10 hours to kill.
|A beautiful night in the Valley of the Sun. We sat|
on a bench outside the airport for awhile.
|Where we would line up to check in and get rid|
of our checked luggage. It wouldn't be open for another
eight hours. We got to watch the clean up crew mop
and wash these floors. Fun,fun, fun!
|Just so we knew where to go when the time came.|
Lloyd was such a good sport to let me take his picture
of silly things.
|At 5:00am the only cafe in the airport finally opened|
so we had breakfast before boarding the plane.
Once we were in the boarding area with the rest of our fellow travellers, they announced that our flight would be boarding shortly but they were unsure of whether or not we'd get to our destination because of a snow storm that was currently in progress in the north. Fortunately, when we landed there was just a skiff of snow on the ground, not enough to bother such intrepid travellers as us.
So we're home safe and sound with lots of pictures to remind us of our adventures.