I have lots of things to say, I guess, but I don't want to bore you too much, so I'll try to sort the pictures and stories before posting them. I suppose I should start by telling you about my trip. I was prepared to leave on February 2nd, but as I was a stand-by passenger, I was notified on the 1st that they'd found a place for me to travel that same day! I hand't even finished packing and had plans for Wednesday morning, but I had to get ready and leave. Thank God, Val could help me pick up stuff I needed to get before departing! But there are still things (gifts, mostly) that I could't buy :(.
To my surprise, I got to travel in first class! Everything was so fancy! The flight attendants even called me by my name. I took a few pictures, but they are super dark, so I think they're not worth posting. We were all in separate private booths and were very comfortbale in there. We were fed great food and had a fun flight. I seemed to be the only one excited about being there, though. The rest didn't even care to open the windows :(. I could only take one picture with the windows open right before we landed in Dallas.
OK, so let me show you some of the pictures I've taken so far.
The seat was super comfortable; it turned into a bed and was provided with like 7 different buttons. There was a small seat in front of each of these in case someone wanted to come for a while.
I started watching "Letters to Juliet", but fell asleep before it finished.
After sleeping for a little while, I got up and never fell asleep again. I looked terrible, haha.
In Dallas, they went through all my documents. It wasn't such a hustle, fortunately, but I only had 1:30 hs to deal with that, go get my bags, dispatch them again, grab my boarding pass for the next flight and go to the terminal to finally catch my plane. I got there when they were saying "Last call to flight 817"! Thank God, I made it there.
The airport in Dallas is huge! I had to take the Skyline to my terminal. It took about 10 minutes to get there.
I had a window seat this time, so I was able to take some pics. The view was awesome! I was in business class this time, but it was a short flight (a little over 3 hours) and a very small plane. I had good food, though :P.
When I arrived in Burbank, I found AA had lost my bags. Honestly, I didn't care much about my baggage; I just wanted to see David and pick up Dimitri at LAX (yeah, we arrived at different airports). I had to buy a magazine at the free shop in order to get quarters and call David; we met soon after I made my call. Oh, and my bags were sent home some hours later ;).
We then picked Dimitri up; we had a few mishaps but we could take him home with us :D. He's alive! And he's doing quite well considering everything he had to go through, poor thing! The first night, he cried a lot, but yesterday started feeling a little better. He even slept with us on the bed last night :D, which was great for me, but sucked for Dante, David's cat.
In the picture above, you can see Dimitri as I unpacked my bags. And below, you'll see Dante staring at Dimitri from the closet.
Tomorrow we're going to the vet to get Dimitri a chip. We'll work hard to help the cats get along. So far, it hasn't been terrible, but they have not tried to interact much, either. We're also going to a barbecue at David's parents' house where I'll see his whole family; I met everyone in my previous visit, but now it's different, I'm actually part of the family. I hope I don't mess up, haha.
I'll be back later with more pictures. THANKS again for your support! :D And have a happy Friday!