There was one more stop before we broke away from Love Field: baggage claim. It’s the last moment of travel by air that is completely out of the travelers control. This is why I always try to maintain being calm once I arrive at an airport, and until I leave the airport. I know that I am at the mercy of others and it does no good to get impatient. Don’t worry, I haven’t mastered being patient at airports yet. But that I my goal.
Once we grab the bag, travel is back in our hands. Fortunately, we didn’t have to wait long. Heidi’s back was the lone bag on the carousel. We grabbed it and headed for Trader Joe’s.