Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CIL2010: Leaving DC

Regan National is a busy place; I can see the Washington Monument beyond the tarmac outside the window at Gate 35. In the last hour two planes carrying World War II veterans have arrived to see the WWII memorial for the first time. Their arrival was highlighted by balloons, flags, music courtesy by a military brass quartet, and cheerful applause of grateful travelers. It has been touching and exciting to witness (and participate) in the fanfare. I have a half-hour until boarding for Columbus. I will once again be shuttled to the plane from an auxiliary gate instead. It was odd hearing the announcement for passengers to go down the stairs and turn left to go to Philadelphia. Pretty sure they meant to board the plane for Philadelphia ...

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