Monday, June 27, 2011 – Happy Birthday Lorrie!
Had to be up at 5 to leave by 6. Got 5 hours of sleep last night! I think in the last 4 days I have had a total of 18 hours of sleep, but it has been worth it. Since we are the only ones staying at this hotel, at 5:15, Jeff, Lorrie’s tour manager came down the hall banging on everyone’s door to make sure they were up. Took my suitcase and stuff down to the lobby and since it was so early, no one was working but Mitch had them bring some coffee and juice and croissants over for us to have before we left.
We were split in 2 Cadillac SUV’s for the ride to the airport and big cargo van for our luggage. Lorrie, Marcia, Jeff, Jeremy and I rode with Mitch to the airport and the others followed in the other one. It took us about an hour and a half to get there. Lorrie and the group are flying out on United and I am on Delta leaving about 20 mins after their flight. Everyone got checked in and made it through security with no problems. There was a little food court area before you walk down to the gates so me, Jeff, Marcia and Lorrie ate at the sandwich and wine bar 🙂 One last tomato mozzarella sandwich before I leave. Their gate was a different way than mine so we said our goodbyes and told them I would see them in Sweden in a few weeks.
My flight was on schedule, got situated in my seat and was out before lunch was served. Slept about 5 hours, then woke up and watched a movie and then they served us a sandwich before we landed. Landed in Atlanta on time and turned on my phone. Messages from Christy, mom, Penny and dad letting me know that 1) Zoe has pink eye and 2) my flight home is delayed until 7. We landed in terminal E and my departing gate was in A, took the tram over and went to the Sky Club…advised that now delayed until 8 and I am departing out of E terminal… took the tram back to E terminal and hung out in that Sky Club until time to depart. Called Jeff to make sure everyone made it back to Nashville and he said they almost missed the connection in Newark, but everyone made it. I finally made it home at 9:30 PM last night. Christy had already got the kids to sleep so I peeped in on them, will just have to surprise them in the morning.
I can’t begin to tell you what a great trip it was. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Heidi and Lorrie and their bands and hope to do more with them in the future. What a way to bring in my 29th birthday!