She had a nagging feeling that her luggage was not going to make it. She couldn’t say why exactly … But the idea dogged her all day. She knew it had been checked all the way through and there was plenty of time between connecting flights. It even showed up at the baggage claim in the airport.
But when the shuttle van finally dropped her at her hotel, the very last stop, she was not at all surprised to discover that someone else had taken her suitcase. She would have to wait several hours while the driver retraced his route to find the person with her bag.
While she waited, she ate an entire bag of chocolate covered cranberries and drank 2 cocktails – all very unusual for her – in an empty bar.
This was a vacation, after all, so she might as well try to relax, no matter how inauspicious the beginning.