5 Hours

My flight out of Chicago was delayed. I guess that should have been my first clue that traveling that day wouldn’t be good.

This time I flew Frontier. Now if you don’t know Frontier and Spirit are both bare airlines. So the flights are cheaper. My first time flying either.

So because the flight out of Chicago was delayed. My connecting flight was delayed. Because I didn’t need to switch planes. Flew into Colorado Springs.

Now we were told by the pilot that if we were going on to San Diego we couldn’t get off the plane.

As the plane was nearly full the pilot came over and said something about a lightening strike. So we’d be delayed. Okay no big deal.

Then it came back they found a dent. And until someone could come look at the dent we couldn’t leave. The pilot said we could get off the plane but to take everything we brought on the plane with us.

To me that meant that they could leave without you. So I wasn’t taking a chance. I didn’t want to be stuck in Colorado Springs.

2 hours go by.

3 hours go by.

Oh someone needs to come measure the dent. Then it has to be determined if the plane is air worthy something you don’t want to hear.

4 hours go by.

Oh the dent was measured. And we are good to go. But they have to go get it signed off. Jump through a few more hoops. Before we could leave.

5th hour…

I can honestly say feeling the airplane pull back from the gate never felt so good. Were told it was a 2.5 hour flight. Decided to nap a bit the old school way (pull down the tray, fold arms over, lay head on arms, close eyes). Oh I forgot my flight pillow and refuse to buy another one. Hey one is enough.

Pull in and by the time I’m off the plane it’s 8:30pm. I decided to not have my husband come get me because my daughter was flying in at 11pm.

So I went to the USO. Grabbed a sandwich and drink. Then plopped down on a couch for a few hours. Thanks USO you’re amazing!

Dragged myself to where my daughter’s baggage claim was. Waited and finally was able to go home.

Side note I doubt I’ll fly for a while.

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Train Accident

Never in a million years would I think this would happen.

If you saw my previous post I’m on vacation. I’m outside of Chicago. Well I decided to take the train into Chicago and spend the day there.

I’ve taken this train several times. Something I did often when I was in college.

We weren’t to our first stop when the train stopped. And I just thought ‘we hit someone’.

They came over the speaker and said there was a situation and they suspected. Then they stopped talking. We were told a bit later it would be a wait. Someone in our car went to investigate. He came back. The train had hit someone. They were still alive. The person was helicoptered to a hospital.

The train went to the next station. Just before the station we were asked to switch trains. So we climbed down into the gravel. Walked over a track. And went onto a 5 car train. We went to the next station. Anyone who wanted off got off. The rest of us headed to Chicago.

After nearly 2 hour delay we finally made it into Chicago. Ran to get some hot chocolate. Because let’s be honest it’s yummy.

Got some pizza. Went to Dylan’s Candy Bar. Got some candy for my husband.

Took the last train back arriving super late. Ahh what a trip.

I tried to find information about the person that was hit. It was a minor child, yet almost an adult. They walked in front of the train. From the person who went they were in a bikini. So I would imagine they were at the lake and were hoping the track to get between the houses and the lake.

Update June 26, 2018: According to news outlets the teen did not make it. No updates of what happened are available.

Flying & Missing Luggage

I boarded a flight out of San Diego headed for Chicago.

It was my first time flying Spirit. Paid for my bag to be checked.

Got on my flight. Had a connecting flight in Baltimore. Then went on to Chicago. Flight arrived half hour early but no gate was available so was stuck on the runway for half and hour. And we arrived late…

Had to go to the bathroom. Went to baggage claim. No luggage. Went to Spirit Baggage Claim office. 3 people not including me were missing their luggage.

Spirit guessed our luggage wasn’t taken off and so was headed to New Orleans. But as it turned out my luggage was taken off and put on a flight to Orlando.

My luggage was supposed to be delivered today. I had asked for them to deliver it. Didn’t want to pay tollroads to go back to airport to get it. They said they would mail out my luggage Monday.

It was to arrive by 10am today. Never came. Contacted both airline and FedEx. Both said they didn’t have my luggage.

I calculated the cost of my medicine, $800. Then calculate a few of the items that were in my luggage including luggage and got to $500. Mentioned that to both. Magically my luggage was found. I’ll be getting it tomorrow.

Here is my advice. When flying no name airlines with your baggage. Don’t check it. Spirit has a few gates at each airport. So their turnaround time is quick so things like missing baggage happens more than at Delta or United.

I plan on flying Frontier back. Which again is a small airline. I’m paying more to carry on my bag. Than checking it. Because I don’t want my luggage mishandled again.

Now I normally only do carry on. I also fly one way. It tends to be cheaper than round trip. I only fly round trip if I add in a hotel. I also don’t pack a lot because I know I’ll buy stuff.

Think of the small things before you fly. I checked my medicine because I have a lot and didn’t want to have to deal with it in my purse.

So next time I know no more checked bags

Makeup: makeup eraser

I have 2 services one from Ipsy and the other Allure. I get their boxes/bags.

In one of them I was sent a makeup eraser. Now I won’t link the one i was sent. But there are several out there.

You wet the cloth and wash your makeup off. And the other side exfoliates. You can reuse the cloth for 3-4 years. And that is all you need to clean your makeup off your face.

I’m a fan of reduce, reuse, and recycle. I’ve been slowly changing out my daughter’s lunchbox stuff. I’ll blog about it later.

This makeup eraser is nice to have. Be sure to pick one up.

Blog Loving Begins

BLOGLOVING

May begins the Blog Loving.

The up and coming changes to the blog. Giving it a tad more loving.

May is my birthday month. YAY! What you don’t celebrate your birthday all month long. I mean come on everyone should.

Every month I’ll post something about makeup, a song, and what’s happening. Can’t wait to begin the blog loving.