Wed, 07 Jul 2010 | 03:57 PM
Mom and I arrived in Baltimore 24 hours later than expected due to a thundertorm at O'Hare. There were more than our share of aggravating moments when arrangements made ahead of time for her care evaporated, like wheelchairs to get her far distances not showing up, gates changed at the last minute to far away and unknown places with no one but a friendly passenger who was not even on our flight alerting us (anyone believe in angels?), a 45-minute runway taxi after landing at O'Hare (not recommended) and an hour wait outside at 11:30p for transportation to a hotel where she got a two hour nap before returning to the airport at 4:30am, and a hair-raising ride on a 12' high "lift" with no restraints or protection, with only an airline worker holding her hands to break a fall.
But Doris is a trooper, so to speak, and despite the challenges is thrilled to be on her way back to the Comfort which took our breath away when we saw her out the plane window.
We're both a little grayer today. But where are we?
We are catching up on sleep and food, taking it quite easy in our beautiful hotel with the delightful view of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Plenty of time to rest up for Mom's big day.