On a little Georgian flight, where you have an aisle and window seat, it was a clear, smooth fly to Moncton. Some get frightened on these small beach crafts, but I can tell you now, they are awesome. When I landed in Moncton, I took the train to Miramichi. It was so smooth and comfortable, not like the olden days with hard benches. I took a taxi to the Rodd Inn, where I was greeted with the great hospitality I always receive. The front foyer of the Inn is so spacious with a warm, inviting stone fireplace with little living areas. You can see the pool through the large windows by the fireplace.
Internet is complimentary and the business centre is beside the front doors, next to the check in desk. I was checked in to the 3rd floor with a great view of the Miramichi river. The room was very spacious, the large king bed with a sofa bed, small fridge and coffee table and chair was a warm welcome to a long day of travel. The TV had lots of channels but the bathroom is so clean! It has nice white towels and shower curtains and the tub is an enclosure. The vanity hosts a basket with lots of goodies in it, including puff balls, nail file and q-tips. Everything a person could want.
When I returned that evening, I decided to take a swim. I love the warm water, the easy entrance into the water and the temperature. The pool has very large windows that face the river. The hot tub is also very nice.
After the swim, I showered and went back to my room and enjoyed blogging, watching TV, then off to dreamland. Tomorrow was going to be another long day of travel.
When I left the Inn for the Acadian Bus Lines, I discovered the bus broke down and was 2 hours late. There was a chance I might not make my plane but I decided to take the chance. When the bus finally came, it looked as if the bus would make it to Moncton, barely. I thought I'd ask the bus driver if he would drop me off directly at the airport because I couldn't afford to miss my flight. AND HE DID! He was wonderful! Thank goodness for the kindness of great people who don't mind helping others, like he did. Thank you. He told me his name, but unfortunately, I don't remember and didn't have time to write it down as I had to run to get the plane but I did get his picture. He is a doll! I made the plane, sat down and relaxed. Now I'm going home. It was great to finally know I was going to make it.
When my driver picked me up at the airport and drove me home, she put on soft music and the hum of the engine was relaxing. I walked in the front door of my home and the kids started singing Happy Birthday to me, they walked me into the living room where they had a nice fire going in the fireplace and soft music on the TV but the best of all was the home made muffins Layla made for me all by herself. We sat down to have a muffin and they had made birthday cards for me and there were so beautiful! They each signed their cards. What a most wonderful way to end long days of travel, good meetings and finally ending up with the ones they love the most. God's blessings come my way often.
Enjoy my little story.