Let me start by saying this is the first blog post I have written using my iPad and the Pages app so hopefully this will not be a formatting nightmare when I try to move this onto my blog.
Yesterday morning I landed in Minneapolis 45 minutes early. Maybe the pilot had to be somewhere or maybe it was a strong tailwind. Who knows?
As soon I landed I sent a text to Scott to let him know I was already here. He was 30 minutes away which as you all know, is not a big deal when you have to still taxi to the terminal, get off of the plane, find a restroom (I always have to go), and then get your luggage. Soon after I had my bag Scott and his kids showed up to get me. I did my best to break the ice with the kids and I think since I act more like a child than an adult, it was pretty easy for them to feel comfortable with me. We left the airport and spent the afternoon with Scott's dad. Here's the thing. I have yet to feel like anything but family. Scott's dad greeted me like I was family and sitting with him, his grandkids, his son, and even getting to meet his daughter made for a real special time. I am already looking forward to the next time I come out and spend more time hanging out in his beautiful backyard. After that we went back to the Johnson home for the evening. Scott's wife, Tab, once again made me feel like family. No kidding. It's almost like I already knew everyone and we were just getting to see one another again. Total and complete comfort and acceptance. So that's the recap for day one. Did I mention no stress? Zero. Zilch. All is chill and it's great. I'll recap the other days soon but I wanted to at least tell you about my first day in Minnesota.