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Alaska Bound

We were concerned about security lines, we have Global Entry but didn’t know if it would extend to the kids. We decided we’d leave really early so that 1. We could avoid traffic, 2. We’d make it to our plane in the event of long lines. 3. In the event, the truck had trouble we’d make it to the airport via Uber or Super Shuttle.

Sunday, the kids were so excited. We had a few last minute errands to run; pick up camera cards for kids cameras, food to bring along, a few odds and ends.

By 6pm, as per our usual, kids things were together but nothing of mine or Dale. But the evening was early so wine was in order.

We’d given grandkids their dinner and they had baths, then a movie. By the time the movie was over kids were wide awake. They went into the kitchen and just jumped up and down for a while. Finally, grandkids went to bed and actually went to sleep.

It was a really early wake-up call for grandkids, 5:30am. The jumped up, got dressed, then ran to the truck to wait for us. Someone was excited.
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We made it to LAX in record time and with our Global Entry we got to our gate with no problem, except for 1 little thing. I’d forgotten to dump our coffee out of our travel mug and thermos. We are so accustomed to dashing thru the airport and didn’t think that we had several hours to kill. When TSA asked it we wanted to run out and dump the coffee we said no, just throw the mug and thermos away. As we walked away we realized that we were in no hurry, but it was too late, we couldn’t change our mind.
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One good thing I did was to buy new movies for kids. The movies are a great distraction for the downtime IMG_20160725_113238981.jpg in a packed airplane terminal.

Posted by Miss Chris 13:36 Archived in USA Tagged travel alaska grandkids_trip airplane_travel

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