After running this morning, my sister-in-law and I got on our plane from Kenai to Anchorage.
In Anchorage we met some real savvy travelers…
Head in backpack.
My family’s first flight was so late that they missed their connecting flight and all other flights were full until the following day.
And their luggage went missing.
Talk about a hectic day.
At least there’s a Yogurtland in the Anchorage airport. Monica, you might want to make a trip up to Alaska now.
Since we had a ton of time and some free airport food vouchers, we had lunch at Chili’s.
Originally the airlines gave them $8 each to eat for the whole day. My mom asked for more and said it was insane to expect anyone to eat at an airport (where everything’s more expensive to begin with) for $2.75 a meal.
Since all their missed flights were the airline’s fault, they ended up receiving about $25 each.
The only thing cheap in the airport? My shirt.
My SIL bought this glittery cat pouncing on flowers with American flags and fireworks shirt at Walmart on clearance for $3 and gave it to me as a joke. Little did she know that I was going to sport it proudly in public.
I think I made her sick… with shame.
While we ate, Nancy the wiener dog sat outside the restaurant with our two carts and stroller. We were like a traveling circus with kids, dogs, luggage galore and one sparkling kitty.
Milagro margarita from Chilis at 11:30am:
It ended up being a huge blessing that the rest of the fam went standby and ended up getting on my flight out of Anchorage because another flight was late which freed up some seats.
Luggage is still missing including car seats and a box of frozen fish, but at least we’re all one step closer to home. Hopefully I’ll be in California around 10:30pm capping off a long day that started at 4am.
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