“Friends are long term adventures.”
So there we were, in the long-term parking at O’Hare. Our genius plan, devised by my daughter, was to park at O’Hare, Lyft to our hotel, and save the cost of $69 per night valet parking, which was the only parking available to us at the hotel. Brilliant! Until…
As we boarded the shuttle that would take us to the terminal, the shuttle driver asked, “So what airline are you flying with?” One of my granddaughters, thinking fast, said with great aplomb, “Southwest.” The shuttle driver slowed the shuttle, covered his face with his hands, and said, “Don’t say Southwest! They fly out of Midway!”
My daughter to the rescue. “We’re lying. We’re actually not flying. We’re using the long term parking here because it’s cheaper.” I jumped in with the rest of the story. “We’re sick of living this life of lies so we’re coming clean!” The driver cracked up. “That’s the best I’ve heard. OK!” And off we went to the rail shuttle to take us to the terminal where we called for a Lyft ride to take us to our hotel.
Miah, Emily, and Lori – We made it to Chicago!
The things I learned from that experience – Always tell the truth if you think you’re going to get caught. Shuttle drivers have a sense of humor. Traveling with family is not only educational but also an amazingly happy adventure.
The educational part of the trip came with my introduction to Lyft. My granddaughters are pros with this service. We used Lyft extensively and only waited a brief few minutes before rides arrived, drivers were all amazingly kind and professional, cars were spotless, no money ever had to change hands, and the drivers knew where they were going. Winner!
Yes, we’re going to make this outing an annual event, opening it up to other ladies in our family and exploring different destinations. I am blessed!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.