Denver is a Rocky Mountain High

Denver, the Mile High Airport

We finally arrived at Denver International Airport. As we made touch down I began to feel a bit antsy. I didn’t know if I’d be able to make my connection since we got such a late start out of Jackson Hole. Once we got the ok to activate our cell phones an alert came through that my connecting flight to Boston was, in fact, delayed by 3o minutes. I was so relieved. But the  relief was short lived.

Denver airport

Stock Photo

Watch Out for the Fuel Truck!

We were on our way to the gate when we were brought to a halt. There we were on the tarmac just waiting. After about 5 minutes the pilot decided to share  the problem with us. One of the fuel trucks had broken down right in the middle of the runway !  We had to wait until they got a tow truck that could move such a large vehicle. The minutes ticked past and so did the boarding time for my connection.

Mad Dash To the Gate

Finally we got the go-ahead to move to the gate. The plane  couldn’t unload fast enough for me. I felt like I was on the longest jetway in the world! Once in the terminal I didn’t waste time looking for signs. I asked for directions. It was much farther between gates than I expected but as I hustled up to the attendant I saw a flight delay to Boston posted. Breathing hard I gasped out to the attendant “Is That My Flight!”


Time to Relax

Turns out it was. The attendant and the other folks in line thought it was hilarious that I was so happy for a flight delay. It seems the connecting flight couldn’t land in Denver because of the same fog that caused us to be delayed in Jackson Hole. They were re-routed to Colorado Springs. They just got the ok to come on to Denver. We had to wait for them to arrive. I could relax and catch my breath.


The flight from Colorado Springs eventually arrived and we all got boarded. The flight to Boston was uneventful. I finally arrived home. A bit later than planned but safe and sound. Traveling is fun but coming home is pretty nice too.

Rocky's happy to see me

Posted in air travel, animals, Travel and tagged , , .


  1. Running through the airport sounds like the time we landed in Philly ( I do believe ) and had to run to catch a shuttle bus. That took us to another terminal so we could catch the flight to Albany, NY. However I liked the young man that took us around on the cart racing through the terminal. LOL I can’t remember which air port that was. It was fun and he was fun and very nice. We have been in so many airports I can’t keep track of them all. 🙂

    • I always think of that old OJ Simpson commercial. I think it was for Hertz or something. Anyway he’s racing through the airport jumping over railings to get to his flight. That’s all I remember about it! Yes out ride in the little cart was fun. I had to do it all on my own this time LOL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *