Bye bye blackbird, bye bye

Trip Start Sep 04, 2010
Trip End Sep 30, 2010

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Flag of United States  , Georgia
Monday, September 27, 2010

The calendar and the date on the plane ticket match. Matt has to go home today. Neither one of us got much sleep; we go into the breakfast room at the motel but we aren't in the mood to eat. Time to catch the shuttle. Time to print out the boarding pass. I fussbudget around, but Matt punches in the code, he is confident, ready. And then it's awkward time. The Security Checkpoint, I have to let him go.

He disappears to me, in a sea of moving heads, I get a Starbucks, sit and watch the crowd go by, my stomach in a knot. Finally my cell phone rings. I'm at my gate, he says. I made it through just fine, except they confiscated my souvenir Coke. Alas! I'd forgotten that. We laughed. Have a good flight, I say. Look for the Mississippi River down below.

I shuttled back to the motel, loaded my car, checked out, headed back to Birmingham.. The cats were waiting.
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