Holiday Inn Express Fort Smith
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... out of bed and getting around and
ready to leave, Mary and I left for the airport shortly after 5:45 am.
I truly enjoy flying out of the Fort Smith airport. It is small and therefore very personal, and it is modern, neat and clean. After flying in and out several times during the 3 years we've lived here some of the airport personnel now recognize me. they are friendly and efficient. Of course being so small the counter ...
15 hour 40 min flight
Tough - but we made it!! We did try to walk some - but difficult to get up some of the time. The airline was very crowded. The noise canceling headphones were AWESOME! And - the individual screens to watch movies, listen to music, see how far we traveled, . . . was very helpful. I watched 3 movies - Selma (story of Martin Luther King and the event at Selma, AL - forcing whites to allow blacks to vote in the southern states), ...
... Since then, people stop there and spray-paint art work and graffiti onto them - REALLY awkward, but a fun stop for the kids!
We got that bottle of spray paint needed for the graffiti in an old auto garage (or should I say: junk yard) run by a grandpa, see picture. Couldn't be ...
... into the baggage claim area. Unfortunately the improvements to the airport do not extend to here. It is NOT air conditioned, and although they do have two luggage belts, everyone from both (or all three) flights were having bags sent to the same carrousel. They have never seemed overly efficient getting bags out, since it seems to take an inordinate amount of time. Even after the 45 minute wait
through Customs I was in baggage claim another half hour or more before my bag made ...
... back to Fort Smith. coming down below the clouds in western Arkansas I could see what appeared to be lots of flooding. And sure enough, the area has received quite a bit of rain in the last day or two - no doubt from that same storm system. But it is green and ever so lovely - because it is also HOME!
As I came down toward baggage claim my lovely bride was waiting as close to the security check as she possibly could be - a most ...