Dispatches from June 17, 2013
9 AM: Sleeping on Arthur, my travel companion, in Logan Airport after a long week, late night, and early morning. I can’t get comfortable upright, so I sacrificed some circulation to get a nap in. Having my left leg fall asleep is worth it if the rest of me falls asleep too.
NOON: A barrage of travel emotion! Woolly-mouthed fatigue quickly gave way to panic at the prospect of missing a connection flight in Cleveland, scheduled to depart in just 23 minutes. United emails us to let us know that if we miss this connection, we’re not to worry – there’s another flight merely eight hours later.
Then, a revelation! The plane for the connecting flight is, in fact, the very plane we’re on! Bought a celebratory granola bar and dried apricots, since I had to get off the plane and get back on anyway.
3 PM: Driving through bright blues and lush greens to a retirement living center outside Kansas City. Arthur’s grandparents have managed to get us the guest suite – pretty swanky.
6 PM: Split pea soup, baked mahi mahi, and lemon meringue pie at the senior center’s restaurant. All the servers are high school students who work in exchange for scholarship funding. I love places that create communities, promote health, and improve cross-generational relations!
9 PM: Arthur’s grandparents introduce us to Breaking Bad. The first two episodes are way more madcap and melodramatic than I expected, and I can’t see how the plot can continue to develop for four seasons, but I admit I’m intrigued.