So here I am sitting in the Daytona Beach International Airport, staring at my plane sitting at gate 2 (though my boarding pass says gate 4). It is 5:11 AM as I look at my clock on my computer. I am zone 4 and my seat is 21E. Apparently my flight is overbooked as it told me on the kiosk when I printed my boarding pass this morning. TSA Security Checkpoint was easy (well it's easy anywhere at 4:45 in the morning). I am now watching the pilot finish his inspection of the MD-88. Looks like we're good to go!
Looks like the weather in Maryland is about the same as it is here in Daytona, so no major relief from the heat, but it will be great to see my friend after eight months.
So it is now 5:15 AM, we'll be boarding shortly, so I am signing off for now...will post more in Atlanta.