The flight from Oklahoma City wasn't delayed very long. The wheels were up, and I rode on a cushion of air toward Dallas. Descending through the clouds while approaching Dallas brought a moderate amount of turbulence as a different line of storms was approaching that location, as well.
After a layover in Texas, a couple of gate changes, and a short delay, I found myself on a 747 in hopes of landing in Virginia in about three hours. Little did any of the passengers know, we would all be sitting on the tarmac in the plane, waiting for 20 other airplanes to take off before us. All of the planes were grounded while awaiting better weather. It took at least an hour, sitting in place, before the first plane in line finally got the green light.
The pilot of our craft "took a couple of shortcuts" (her words, not mine), and we shaved a few minutes off of our time, landing at Reagan Airport and getting to my shuttle driver at around 2pm (Eastern Time).
All of this to begin what was expected to be an incredible week of unbelievable professional development on George Washington's property at Mount Vernon. I have hundreds of pictures from that week to share with you, so make sure you keep watching this space.
In the meantime, click below to see photos from my flights.