Dateline: Gainesville

We arose at 3:45 am, the stretch limo came at 4:15, and Danielle, Jan, Alaina, Gabrielle, Maria, and I piled in. The luggage was overwhelming. We arrived at Boston Logan and a redcap quickly checked seven bags. “No problem,” he said, gratefully accepting a twenty, six of you are entitled to 18 bags in first class!”

It was not only the granddaughters’ first airplane ride, but their first escalators, each pulling a junior “wheelie” with their packs. They were great on the plane, in their own seats, the flight attendant was fabulous, and I had to help her retrieve from the trash a Delta recognition card I gave her, which she thought was garbage!

Another great redcap, a woman, helped us pack a huge Dodge SUV at Orlando, and off we went to Gainesville here, to see my son get his master’s from both the University of Florida and it’s graduate theater program. (In the car, my entire family asked when was the last time I drove an American vehicle. I mumbled something, but don’t really remember.)

We’re at our favorite cottages down here, and after dinner at our favorite steak place, Mark’s, we see Jason in a play at the independent Hippodrome Theater tonight.

After a couple of days, we head back to Orlando for Disney World!

© Alan Weiss 2011. All rights reserved.

3 thoughts on “Dateline: Gainesville

  1. Just arrived at Disney World, will try to get to tea cups tomorrow. I think I rented Lincolns from Hertz over the years, but I haven’t owned an American car since a Lincoln Continental Mark IV in 1983 or so. It was a very classy coupe which was primarily Maria’s car.

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