So last Thursday, we had ANOTHER morning adventure! This time there was a C-17 flying out of Dover AFB to Travis with 53 "firm" seats and a showtime of noon. So we got up and left our house at 7:45, getting to Dover in plenty of time. We walked in the terminal and headed straight to the bathroom, since Faith was desperate to go. On our way, we saw the same retired couple we had met up at McGuire, the ones who drove up from Charleston. I was glad to see her--until she passed on the sad news that they had just announced that the flight was actually only releasing 19 seats. What?!? What happened to "firm"?? Alas, that is the way of space-a. Another wasted trip! We ate the sandwiches we had packed, and then we packed all our stuff back into the van. We were becoming experts at unloading and reloading!
So we headed back home, and I will say this trip was a lot more discouraging. We really thought we would get out! But we didn't want the whole day to go to waste, so we stopped by the Naval Academy on the way home. What a beautiful campus! I've never walked around there, and we all really enjoyed seeing it.
Nathan was pretty impressed with the place! He said he could totally see himself going there-except that he had never really liked boats. Well, there is that, LOL.
So we headed on home, where Anna even made her basketball practice! Right back to real life once again!