On Thursday, June 7, we started our Texas adventure! Let me say, catching an early flight from our tiny regional airport without my coffee, was an adventure in itself.
We had three hops until our final destination, Dallas Fort Worth Airport. Let me tell you, getting to Waco, TX is no easy feat. Our flight plan went like this: Williamsport to Philly to Oklahoma City to Dallas Fort Worth.
Our layover in Philadelphia wasn’t so bad. We only had an hour wait, which gave me ample time to find coffee. However, OKC was a different story.
Oklahoma City Airport was probably the nicest airport I have ever been in. It was clean, the bathrooms were spotless and had an automatic seat cover machine, that once you were finished doing your business, with a wave of your hand, a new seat cover rolled out.
At this point, while I was fascinated by the cleanliness factor of OKC, my other half was checking the status of our flight to Dallas, only to find it was delayed due to extreme thunderstorms. So, we found a Cinnabon, refueled our systems with ooey gooey cinnamon goodness and more coffee.
While sitting with our giant cinnamon rolls, we heard a siren alert and phones around us began buzzing and beeping, signifying to travelers tornado warnings. We were in Oklahoma after all. We watched our flight time change, getting later and later.
Luckily, after five, almost six hours, the folks at Oklahoma City Airport graciously gave passengers who had to be rerouted, delayed, or canceled free pizza. That is true Southern hospitality right there. My husband, who travels for his work all of the time and is a much seasoned traveler was even impressed.
After a long wait, we FINALLY were able to board the plane and head to Dallas Fort Worth! We then had to take a not very short shuttle ride to pick up the car rental and we were on the way to our first stop, Waco!