Forty people voted in my poll, and guess what? You guys influenced me! Not so much by the voting you did as by comments left in my journal:
"Take the shuttle. You can reserve it ahead of time. It's so easy.
They'll tell you exactly where to catch it and take you right to your
"You should go and take the shuttle. I live in the Dallas area. And I
know that the shuttle runs all of the time. I'm not sure how expensive
it is but my sister takes it all of the time so it can't be too
"I voted for option 3, but you don't have to ask anyone at the airport.
Call the hotel in Dallas and they will tell you EXACTLY where to go to
catch the shuttle."
"I think you should go and use the shuttle. I've done that before and
it's so easy and nobody is inconvenienced. You can even reserve it
ahead of time. Find out which shuttle service is in Dallas and go from
These comments have convinced me, as well as the one my daughter left:
"Good LORD, mother! Think about it. You can miss a flight and ENTIRELY
screw up your travel plans, yet still come out smelling like a rose.
I'm pretty sure you can (go to the nearest courtesy phone and call for
the above mentioned hotel) find a way to make the shuttle work for you.
LOL Was that hint too obvious?"
So yes, I will fly into Dallas on my preferred day and take the shuttle, because you have all convinced me that it's no big deal!
Without all the advice, I'd either have cancelled plans for Dallas altogether, or gone a day earlier than I really wanted to.
Now about going on a road trip with Cliff: If I had to make a choice between the road trip and Dallas, you can bet your sweet bippy I'd choose the trip. However, this is a case where I can have my cake and eat it too. We're planning several road trips this summer.
This is the last ever Internet reunion in Dallas, so I really don't want to miss it. I'll never see most of them again face to face... perhaps none of them.
Oh, and thank you all very much for not voting for me to shoot myself.