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It’s Wednesday morning and I’m sitting in the restaurant at The Renaissance, the hotel I’m staying at. I had hoped to be typing this post up on Andie’s computer but she took it with her so once again I’m attempting a post on my iPad.
As you know, I always have troubles with this so it’s likely that the entire post will be garbled.
Yesterday, I drove down to Durham to pick Andie up as we were beginning (and hopefully ending) our journey at the Raleigh-Durham airport. Somewhere along the way, I received a call from Delta (not always ready when you are) saying our flight was delayed by an hour or so.
Seeing as we had extra time, we were in no rush to get to the airport. When we arrived we went into the parking garage:
Me: I hate this parking garage
Me: it’s always so hard to find spaces
Andie: I just go to the top level
Me: not me. Look there’s “available parking” on level one.
Andie: don’t do it
Me: I’m doing it
(And I got off the circular ramp and started looking for a space.)
Andie: you should go left, it’s crowded to the right
Me: I’m going right
Andie: isn’t this the hourly parking area?
Andie: are you sure you went into daily and not hourly lot?
(So I checked my ticket and it definitely said daily.)
Andie: where are you going?
Me: over here
Andie: pretty sure that’s a very crowded and hourly area
Me: it’s fine
Andie: I see no spaces
Me: nor do I
Andie: here’s a ramp. Go down here
Me: I need to get back in the main garage
Andie: there’s no spaces here either
Me: man I miss the good old Keely handicapped parking days
Andie: you’re spoiled. Where are we?
Me: not sure but we better go back up.
Andie: can you go back the way you came?
Me: no. It says DO NOT ENTER
Andie: good thing we have lots of time
Me: yeah. I’m going here to get back in the garage
Andie: I told you to park on the higher levels
Me: where’s that circular ramp?
Andie: you’ve totally screwed up
Me: shut up
Andie: I believe you just exited the parking lot
By now we are both laughing hysterically. I was approaching the paying area.
Me: this is fucked up
Andie: OMG! I gotta text dad. He will crack up.
Me: oh, there’s a lane that says Assistance!
So we went to that lane and I had to explain that I just spent 25 minutes driving through the parking lot and now I was exiting but I still needed to park. The lady let me through, took my ticket and pointed out the way BACK to the garage.
Andie: so mom, maybe you should park on a higher level
Me: shut up Andie
So there you have it! My first adventure of the trip and it was all in the RDU parking garage.