Sunday, August 14, 2011
Al and I arrived in Charlotte at 11: 30 am on May 20, after a beautiful airplane ride (my first). We ate lunch at the Wendy's in the Charlotte airport, which is beautiful (as is Detroit's), and then left the airport to take a shuttle bus to our hotel. Outside the airport was a statue and a flower garden, so I took a couple of pictures. It was HOT! We got to the hotel and waited for them to get our room ready. After a rest, I went swimming in the pool, then back to the room for a little nap. Then Al and I took the shuttle bus to the car rental place to get a rental car, then we went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Back at the hotel, I went to sleep and Al picked David up at the airport, as he was coming to the wedding from Florida. He stayed in the room with us. We went to Gary's wedding the next day. It was beautiful, and we saw some friends there whom we had not seen for a while. Sarah, Gary's bride, came down the aisle singing----- which made me cry!Her bridesmaids looked lovely, and Sarah looked lovely and radiant. The joy and love on her and Gary's faces was amazing. We had to leave the reception early to get David to the bus station for his trip to Pennsylvania, and return our rental car and get back to the airport for our flight home. The flight was nice, but I didn't like JFK airport in New York. You'd think they'd have a coffee shop open at nine o'clock pm, but they didn't. Our flight from New York took a long time because of the rain, but we got back to Windsor Locks at 11: 30 pm and Janet picked us up. Fortunately, I didn't have to work the next two days, and I could look forward to seeing David in Pennsylvania the following weekend!