Thursday, April 30, 2009

In Atlanta! Actually, Duluth

UPdate Thurs 7:13 am: I'm in Gwinnett Arena in Duluth. (Hello, Stalker, come get me, I know.) (Like I would have a stalker.) But you are not a stalker, so you could just come to the arena and look for me! I'm the one wearing khaki pants! You could have the arena people do a "Paging 2nd Cup Lid. Paging 2nd Cup Lid. Your bloggy buddy is here."

Just a quick note from the hotel lobby as I await the rest of my staff to meet here and head out to the first session of the conference.

I have to tell you all--this was the BEST flight I've ever had, which is a great SOO-PRISE! Thanks be to God!

And I was virtually worry-free. No nausea, no gripping fear that would've been embarrassing because I was seated right next to my boss. The first thing he did was hand me "the bag."

We ate at O'Charley's, which we do not have at home.

I've been listening to the reports on TV and have a tiny, tiny bit of fear about the arena and airports and all, but I do have sanitizer, which is scented like bubble gum, for the professional who has a wild side.

I was greeted with a long note from Jorge when I opened my suitcase, which was wonderful.

Life is good.

Thanks for praying!

23 comments:

Pamela said...

Glad you made it and that your flight was great. God is good.

We leave in a couple of hours for Cleveland. You would think that I would be in bed sleeping for the five hour trip. Long story and a crazy day/night. I will have to email you the story.

Thanks for your prayers and I will be praying for your return flight for you.

H-Mama said...

yay! that's wonderful!

i just gave you a bloggy award... check it out when you get the chance. ;)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

OMGosh you are here! We (skoots and me) might just come give you a shout out at the arena! Keep your ears tuned to the pa system!

Blessings
Robin

Kelly said...

Enjoy your visit in my home state! Hope your conference is good and that your flight home is just as good as your flight here.

Susan D said...

Praise God for a good traveling experience. Have a fabulous time. I'm sure your twist on the event will be entertaining. Blessings, SusanD

Julie said...

Get in a car and drive 1/1/2 hours northwest (I think, never good with directions) and you will find me. I live in the North GA mountains! I am so glad to hear you made it safely... I share your dislike of flying... Have fun in the big ATL!!

sara said...

what a sweet husband!!

have a great conference!

Mocha with Linda said...

Glad you made it safely and sanely. Enjoy!

Melissa said...

I'm with you on the flying thing. Not a fan. SO glad your trip was smooth and you're there! Enjoy!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Yeah! This is indeed a miracle. I have never heard of anyone having a good flight into Atlanta.

Chatty Kelly said...

Your hubs is a romantic. Love it! So glad your safe & sound.

lailani said...

That is great that your flight was the best!

You should go a little south from there to Jimmy Carter Blvd and eat at Pappadeaux! That is great and I don't believe they have those in in your home area!

Have fun!

skoots1mom said...

see....
His arm is NOT TO SHORT!
good flighty, no sicky, no losty, and good eaty...
Thank you, Jesus, for flowing your balm all over Liddie...keep her safe in her travels, fill her with YOUR JOY in each moment as she meets new people and sees new things while here in ATL. You PROMISED to never leave us or forsake and we claim your promise!
AMEN

Merrie said...

That is great and wonderful! I love Atlanta! It is "home"... So glad you had a good flight. I'm praying the one home will be even better!
Orange is good... I know lots of people who have been... (not as good as "Dream" and yes, I'm quite prejudiced). Maybe next year they will have Dream again. My son went to Orange last year. They year they went to Ed Young's conference in Dallas.
Have a GREAT time! Be blessed!!!

Mel said...

I am soooo glad you had a wonderful flight and I love O Charleys and wow a note, your day is awesome

Amy said...

Oddly I posted a blog about my travels to a conference. I went by myself...really the first time I have gone anywhere by myself...and dreaded the taxi ride to the hotel...I am glad you are there safe and sound...

Amy
www.allthingsaro.blogspot.com

annie's eyes said...

God is at work in you. So glad your flight was good, and you can overcome. Fear not. So easier said than done. Enjoy Atlanta and freedom from "hodophobia." Travel mercies, Annette

Greg C said...

Oh I am so tempted to call the convention center and have you paged. I am a stalker but I am all booked up this time of year with all the tourists in town. Sorry.

Tammy said...

Nothing like a little bubble gum hand sanitizer to spice up your life! :-)

Have a great time....wish I was a bit closer, I would have you paged over head "Greek girl looking for a 2nd cup of coffee"!!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Glad your save and sound! I know how those prayers work when it comes to flying ;)

Cheryl said...

Your about 5 minutes from my sister. Too bad I don't leave in ATL anymore, we could have met IRL!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Yeah! Glad you had a good flight. Enjoy the conference. That George, how sweet.

The Davidson Den said...

Your "Coincidences and Corresponding Sound Effects" post was on my Google Reader but no longer on your blog, so I couldn't comment on that particular post, which is where I wanted to comment. (sigh) Anyway, I just HAD to say...you realize, don't you, that your life IS an episode from LOST!!?!