Wednesday, January 18, 2012

california dreaming

A week ago today, Brandt, Bauer and I boarded a one way flight from Washington DC to San Francisco.  Our final destination?  Healdsburg California in Sonoma County Wine Country.  It sounds simple, but with four checked bags,  three carry-ons, and a dog it was actually quite the project.  With the majority of our things en route to California well before our flight,  we weighed our first bag outside the terminal.  We saw that it was 67 (!) pounds. This required some immediate rearranging, as checked bags now carry a 50 pound weight limit or you have an additional $70 fee on top of the $25 bag fee.  You know, on top of airfare, and the $125 just to take the dog on board… But I digress.

We did some frantic rearranging in line for check in, and finally got called up by a ticketing agent.  We put our first bag on the scale…. 50 pounds,  exactly!  We cheered.  The ticket agent was nonplussed. Next bag up, 49(!) pounds.  We high-fived. The ticket agent finally cracked a smile.  We got all four bags successfully checked, and ourselves and our other bags through security.  ( Bauer was a carry on, but for the record he weighed in at a whopping 7 pounds, including carrier.) Once we were in the air, we could finally breath a sigh of relief.  A majority of hectic move was behind us, and together we handled it beautifully.  I am so excited for our new adventure!

The Mamas and The Papas –California Dreaming (on Spotify)

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