Viva Las Vegas: Long travel days are the worst

    Well I’m here in Las Vegas, NV. Thanksgiving break is now over and we had to get back to Columbus.  The day started at about 8 AM at the DMV, you know how you have to get there early so that it wont take 14 hours (haha).  So it opens at 8 and I was there 4 minutes past the hour and there was a line out the door.  I was like wow thats something new at the DMV right (haha) so it took me about 30 minutes to get to the front of the line just to get a number to start waiting.  Let’s get this straight: I have to wait in a line for 30 minutes to get a little ticket with a number on it so that I can officially start waiting for what I need, hmmm that doesn’t make sense.  The reason I was going to the DMV was because I had to renew my license, that didn’t expire till june of next year but I wasn’t going to be in CA so I had to do it on my vacation. So anyway, after waiting in the line I get to the front and I do my vision test and she says go to camera 1 for the picture and written test, and I think to myself “a written test? oh great.”  At this point I’m thinking this may be the last time I drive, because I am not ready for a written test at this point.  However, to make a long story short, I get a 100% on my test and get out of the DMV.  Phew!


   So after the DMV we go eat breakfast at Breadcrumb in Huntington Beach with my agents Pat Murphy and Larry Reynolds (here’s your shout out guys haha) and let me tell you it was a beautiful breakfast.  I got the California omelet and boy was it delicious.  So after breakfast we finished up our packing and my dad took us to the airport.  Well from this point of the story it seems like wow what a nice day now you will get on the plane and have no delays. WRONG…. So we go to check in and I look on the screen it says DELAYED, and I don’t know about all you guys but I hate getting delayed, hate it hate it hate it.  There might not be anything worse than that.  So we get to the gate and we were supposed to leave at 2:00 p.m. and it was first delayed to 2:30 then to 3:00 then 3:30.  And not to mention we had a connecting flight to catch at 5:00 in Vegas.  So after all the delays we didn’t end up leaving Orange County til 4:45 and get into Vegas at about 5:30. Mind you, this was after I talked to the lady about what would happen if we miss the connecting flight.  She was telling us “Theres no way you will miss your flight” over and over again.  So yes we get to Vegas at 5:30 and its hard to catch a flight at 5 when you get in at 5:30 let me tell you.  So we get to the desk and ask them what they can do, the only flight they have to get to Columbus leaves at 10:45 p.m., goes to Charlotte, NC and then to Columbus and we get in at 9:30 in the morning.  So that brings us to now where I am in the Las Vegas Airport using the free internet, listening to the repeating, “Wheel of Fortune!” in the background and blogging away… see how much I like you guys? (haha).  So thats what’s going on right now I hope you guys like my story (sorry if its long).
Thanksgiving Blog to come in the next day or so… Enjoy


  1. bostonredsoxgirl46

    Sorry ’bout this Bally.. just takin’ a guess here… is this American Airlines by any chance? Because I had massive problems with them during the summer… very long, painful, luggage losing stories. Glad you enjoyed most of your vacation!

  2. Elizabeth D

    Sorry ’bout this Bally.. just takin’ a guess here… is this American Airlines by any chance? Because I had massive problems with them during the summer… very long, painful, luggage losing stories. Glad you enjoyed most of your vacation!

  3. section138

    Sorry to hear about your delays, bro. I’ve been stuck in the Las Vegas airport many a times. After about an hour, I wanna take a chair to those friggin slot machines.
    I got a question related to this post, though. For game flights, during the season, are there delays there too? Does the team leave early enough so that you guys can make it no matter what delay you might see?
    Looking forward to your Thanksgiving post.

    Oh, did you run into Tito while you where in Huntington Beach?

  4. hendo1

    Yuck… two of the things I hate the worst: long lines for renewing my driver’s license, and being stuck in the airport. Hope you got back to Ohio OK.


    Well, your first mistake was the California DMV at 8 AM on a Monday morning. Those people are jerks on a Friday night…I bet they’re just nothing but sunshine on a Monday morning.

    Your second and most important mistake was having the Cali Omelet at Breadcrumb. You should have had the Hawaiian Bread French Toast. You can’t hit Breadcrumb without having Hawaiian Bread…it’s sacrilegious.

    Anyway, congrats on all of your success and the engagement, Kid. You did good. We’ll all be following your blog and rooting for ya and in 09.

    Happy Holidays,

    The Baldys

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