All loose ends are tied up – – at least the ones I know about. Everything is aptly packed – – at least with the stuff I knew I needed (who knows what I’ve left behind!). My parents picked me up with plenty o’ time to spare and now I am at the airport with my First Class ticket to JFK in hand, my Global Entry/Pre-Check TSA card (that did me absolutely no good by way of zipping me through security), sitting at Surdyk’s waiting for my sandwich, the first meal of my day and drinking a San Pellegrino with lime! The trip has begun! And I’m in a new frame of mind already!