Posted by: granny1947 | November 19, 2014

Granny and the follow up

019Hello All.

I didn’t get to the beach this trip.
A big disappointment.
But the whole of the Cape is so beautiful so you will get a few photos.

On Sunday the family and I had breakfast overlooking False Bay.
After breakfast they went off to scatter her ashes in the bay.
I didn’t go.
I had a feeling Marylou might make a plan to get me to join her.
I am not quite ready to go yet.
And I had visions of being eaten by a huge shark.
Her neighbour should be very afraid.
Marylou can get VERY angry.

While they were scattering the ashes I booked my seat online.
Which saved us about half an hour.
Seeing we left at four thirty in the morning this 30 minutes was precious.
However, I forgot something.
When I booked online to go down there they e-mailed me the booking pass.
When I booked online to come back I just printed the boarding pass that came up.
It did not have a barcode.

I got to the airport and stood in a horrendous queue.
Only to find my boarding pass was no good.
So I had to rush over to the airline counter.
Where they couldn’t find my name.
They eventually found me and issued the pass.
Back to the terrible queue.
By the time I got through security there was about five minutes to boarding.
And I was nowhere near the gate.

It is official.
I am too old for running.
And, definitely too old for this sort of stress.
Anyway, eventually got to the correct gate.
Where, thankfully, there were quite a few people still waiting to board.

We landed at seven in the morning and we went straight home to fetch my car.
And I went off to work.
I was so exhausted I slept for a couple of hours in the afternoon.
And was asleep by eight that night.
Old age is not for sissies.

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Responses

  1. You can say that again. And that last one on the plane panic has happened to me – there were just too many people trying to get through security and only two gates open at the crack of dawn. I wrote and complained to the airport boss, and had a charming letter back, since when more staff have been taken on.

    • Hi Viv…never underestimate the power of the pen.

  2. Wow, what an ordeal! See, that’s why I prefer driving over flying – the car doesn’t require bookings or body searches, it stops when I want it to, and I can get out without plunging 33,000 feet. 😉

  3. Not a schedule you’d want to keep up for long, but glad you got to attend ML’s farewell party and send off.

    • Yes, it was mostly good.


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