Day of Firsts…
Today was a day of many firsts. It was my first time at an airport, first time on a plane, first time to the state of Arizona, and my first spring break in college. The day started very early for most of us, especially when you are so excited to leave in the morning you hardly sleep. We all arrived at green lot by 8:15 a.m. with smiley faces and eager to get on the bus. That is when we encountered our first problem.
The trunk of the bus was locked and we were unable to unlock it, so we packed all of our red duffle bags and golf travel cases inside of the bus itself. The bus was packed to the brim with 18 LARGE BAGS! It was miserable trying to figure out a way for everything to fit, but it did.
We arrived at the airport and checked in our bags first. Jill Huffman was a rebel packing her red bag to a mere 49.5 pounds. The limit is 50 pounds… We moved through the airport smoothly and even stopped by the CentralCollege wall to snap a photo before passing through security.
The first time through security was interesting to say the least. Kelsey’s hair was searched because apparently her hair is poofy enough to contain a small bomb.
We sat in the terminal for over an hour waiting to board the first plane. Taylor was being a pain in my side trying to make me nervous for my first flight, but I didn’t let her get in my head. We boarded the plane and the pilot sang the ISU fight song to all the passengers. It was raining quite a bit so we had to wait about ten minutes on the runway before takeoff.
The plane gained speed and we were off of the ground! My exact quote as we were taking off “This is so much better than a rollercoaster! I love this!” The flight to Chicago was very fast and we had to wait in Midway airport for another hour before our next flight to Phoenix.
We arrived at the Phoenix airport (it’s huge!) and went on a small journey to find all of our baggage. All eight of us girls surrounded ourselves around the conveyor belt to make room for again 18 red bags and golf travel cases. Some of the girls may argue we were in a shape of a trapezoid, or rhombus, or hexagon, or whatever shape one can think of. Ashley didn’t care; she just wanted to get our stuff and get out of the airport! Coach left us in charge of all the bags while he went by cab to get the van. He called and said that he would be at door 6 in a few minutes, so we moved all 18 bags outside to wait for him. We get the call minutes after everything is moved out of the airport that coach is at door 7. We look at each other in disbelief as we angrily move those bags back through the airport to the opposite side to the van.
With the van full of college girls and packed to the top with bags, we head to THIS MOST AWESOMEST HOUSE EVER!
We are all unpacked, already bought groceries, told each other our highs and lows of today, and enjoying the laughter of our random pictures we took so far. Golfing starts tomorrow at 1:00 and we are all exited for nice weather, grass, and soon tans.