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Experiencing Arizona by Car

Author: Shipmatesforlife (More Trip Reviews by Shipmatesforlife)
Date of Trip: October 2007

We dropped off the car and told them about the dirty windows, the one remote control gadget didn't work and needing air in the tires. John got the receipt and they only charged us $197. That was cool. We went upstairs and got the shuttle back to the airport. Since we were five hours early for our flight so we could not check in. I read and John walked around. As I read the literature I had stored somewhere in my purse I noticed a piece of paper from the car rental place giving explicit directions from Scottsdale back to the car return at the airport - taking you right past the gas station - duh!! Had we only read the literature from the car rental we would have saved time and stress. Oh well, it is a lesson - read the information given to you. You may find something helpful and important within.

We checked all our bags (the big one weighed 49lbs). John had his fanny pack with several bottles of water that we had to finish before we could go through security. We downed the water and went through security and to our gate. We got a salad at Wendy's which was good but when I was almost done I noticed a long very black hair - oouuwwhhhh ugghhhh!! John took it up to the counter and got another salad free. Of course I was full so we decided to carry it on and eat it on the plane. Closer to the time of the flight I got hungry for my daily ice cream fix. So I went back to Wendy's (hoping they would not recognize me) and got a frosty. It sure was good.

I shopped at the airport to kill time then we then boarded the plane which left on time - 3:50pm. We had a nice flight and we enjoyed our salad. Time change ahead one hour in Denver. We only had 30 minutes between our flights so we had to walk quickly to our next gate which took about 10 minutes. To our advantage the flight was delayed 10 minutes so it wasn't leaving until 7:20pm. We boarded the flight and were off. Next stop Akron/Canton. It was a good flight but I was so tired I tried to sleep and just couldn't get in a comfortable position. John, of course, had no trouble.

We only got juice and bag of chips. I was disappointed we didn't get the salsa and bread sticks like we did on a previous flight.

Thurs. Oct 25 Home: We landed at 12:10am on Thurs. 10/25. While walking to the baggage claim, I called the Taxi company. We got our bags and our taxi was waiting for us outside door. Home again - a very good feeling. This was an absolutely fantastic trip. One that we will never forget!!!

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