Vieques (Marilynne Bradley)
It rained all night. There’s a lull between showers and we walk to the airport and check in at 6:00 am. Security checks our shoes. We need to go through customs again. We have tickets for first class, priority boarding. This is an excellent way to end a vacation. Food is served with real utensils, china cups and plates. Food is very good. The toilet seat is even padded. Time goes fast in the lap of luxury. We arrive in Miami 15 minutes early. Our next gate is one gate down. No major walking to another concourse. We land in St. Louis at 4 pm to cold and rainy weather. The parking van takes us to our car. The check out computer is down and the clerk waves us through sans paying. Home sweet home to the phone calls, piled up mail and 200 e-mails.