Thursday, July 24, 2014

Me too!

After one of my recent trips, I returned to find that my pretty red mustang had hail damage all over it. I have only rarely used the parking garage at the airport because it costs twice as much as the other parking lots, but the other parking lots leave my car exposed to all of the elements. Well after having my car hail damaged, I decided to use a compromise, and so I have started parking off the airport, where they at least have a roof over the car. So it's still out in the weather, but it should be reasonably protected from hail in the future, and it costs the same as the uncovered parking at the airport.  I've used it three or four times now, and most mornings the same driver has picked me up to take me to the airport, and I've been impressed with his attitude each time. Each and every time he has greeted me with a smile and a friendly word, and he has gone out of his way to grab my bags for me.
All in all, I wish I had discovered this place long ago. 

I had a bit of a shock as I was sitting in the Austin airport waiting for my flight. As has become my habit, I used my phone to log onto Facebook, and I updated my status to show that I was in the airport. Just a few seconds later I received a reply from a coworker of mine.
"Me too! I'll wave at you from down the concourse!"
Of course the first thing that i did was try to look every direction at once to see if she was at the same gate that I was sitting at, but fortunately she wasn't anywhere to be seen. Well, clearly I wasn't gonna invite her to share a cup of coffee with me, but I like her and didn't want to be rude either, so I fibbed through my teeth.
"Hey, I'd come say hi, but I have to board my flight!" I then promptly turned my phone off just to be SURE this wasn't gonna get any more awkward!


  1. Kim -

    You are a smart woman!!!! I'd love to be in a situation where I know the person could be trusted, and then meet that person - and not have that person recognize me. Later on, I'd tease that person (probably a 'she') a little about how she walked right past me.....


  2. Maybe next time you might update facebook just before they close the cabin door :). Glad to see you are still traveling as Kim. My travel budget is nil. So I have been on a plane only three trips so far this year and one was to Japan with colleagues on the same plane. Not a time for Leann, I am afraid.

  3. LOL.. dodged a bullet there! :)

  4. Glad to see you are writing again. I hope your job situation levels out. I am sure you don't need the stress.
    I still envy your ability to take the risks you take when you travel. I am in awe and admire your ability to do what you do - and look fabulous while you do it. And I get to live vicariously through you. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Envious in Seattle

  5. Kim -

    I hope you will be able to continue your travels.... Our world would be a less interesting place without your posts.

    Even if things change, you should continue your blogging - even if you can't say too much about travel. You are the type who will always have an interesting story to tell - and we enjoy it when you tell them in this blog....


  6. Dear Kimberly
    I would like to thank you for your blog. I found it a few months ago and realised I just had to start at the beginning. I have in the meantime read all your posts and comments - all 280 of them! It took some time but I just couldn’t stop. A while ago I sent you a mail to your Yahoo account, but I wasn’t sure if you look at it that often. Calie said I should drop you a note here, I hope you don’t mind. I would be obliged if you would let me know if you have my mail.