Final Day in Denver
My flight was scheduled for the day after the DNC ended — a Friday. I was on “reporter’s roundup” that day. Denver is two hours behind Philadelphia, so after “sleeping in” to 9am, I had an hour and a half to go on live. The morning was a scramble. I was driving to return the rental car when I called in to the station for my live shot. It happened to be at the same time when Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin was chosen as the Republican VP candidate. Luckily, I was on the phone cue and got to hear her speech. When they threw to me, I had so much to wrap up. I went a little long, but that’s ok. I returned the car and got to the airport where I encountered the longest lines ever! Apparently, EVERYONE was leaving Denver on the same day. The line was just too long — and even though I had left a lot of time at the airport, I still missed my flight. I got another flight for later that night and spent my afternoon at the airport editing stories about what the Dems thought about the Palin appointment.
At the airport, I ran into by buddy Vincent Thompson, the one who saved my butt when I lost my Biden speech tape. We chatted for a bit and pointed out all the lawmakers and high ranking Philadelphians who were on our flight home. Oh my, was I exhausted.
When I got home, I had one more day of work left before I could actually sleep. Then, I slept for ten hours, two days in a row. It took me a little while to recover. What an amazing assignment!