Travel Day — Good News/Bad News

The good news is the flight wasn’t until 9:40a.
The bad news is that we had to be there two hours earlier, which meant getting up at hour-and-a-half before that. If God had meant for people to be up that early, He would have put it later in the day.

The good news is the first flight was only 3½ hours.
The bad news is the next flight was 12½ hours.
The worse news is there was still another 5½ hour flight after that one.

The bad news is that there’s not much your brain can do after sitting in a chair for ten hours straight.
The good news is that one of them is watch The Sting, which was on the “Classics” movie channel.

The bad news is that there was crazy turbulence much of the entire second leg.
The good news is that no one on the team threw up. That I know of.

The bad news is that the second leg’s flight landed twenty-five minutes late.
The worse news is that we only had a forty-five minute layover in the first place.
The good news is that the airline put us in 1st the last twenty-minutes of the flight (with our luggage) so we could get off the plane first.

The good news is that we made it to the final leg’s plane on time.
The bad news is that we had to do a six-minute mile in order to do so (again, with our luggage).

The bad news is that there’s nothing your brain can do after sitting in a chair for 16 hours straight.
The good(?) news is that there was nothing to do on the final leg. Doing nothing for 5½ hours is not as much fun as you might think. And, in case you’re wondering, sleeping is something.

The bad news is that my camera bag took a dive while we were getting on the plane for the last leg.
The good news is that’s not why there are no pictures. There are no pictures because, everyone all-together, there’s not much your brain can do…

The good news is that one of the people meeting us was waiting on us when we got there.
The bad news is that the other one wasn’t due in for forty-five minutes.
The worse news is that the Dairy Queen(!) in the airport was already closed.

The bad news is that the humidity is still at 172%, same as last year (and presumably the year before that and …).
The good news is that we (mostly) don’t care. OK, we care, but we know we’re not here for comfortable weather.
The better news is that we’re here to share the Good News.
The best news is that there is Good News to share.

2 thoughts on “Travel Day — Good News/Bad News

  1. Glad for bad news, because it makes the good news so much more precious. Really glad that you are there to share the very best news.

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