I did get it 10 days into my vacation, Carol - how crazy is that? I will work up a lengthy post about it once I get back into the swing of things. The gate agents told me yesterday that I was a legend in the office for how long it was lost, and how nice I was about it as most customers understandably wouldn't be. Hey, they didn't personally lose it, and they did their best to track it down for me. Can't say enough about the luggage desk crew at PJIA - they were great. Not looking forward to the claim process, but fingers are firmly crossed that I get my due compensation without getting majorly jerked around. I have to re-listen to the voice mails I got about the bag, but as far as I could tell, it was in Jacksonville for 4-5 days with someone else's baggage claim tag on it before they sent it to the CLT luggage warehouse, where it sat for the same length of time before they contacted me. Jeez.
Bob - it was so nice to see you and Bette again after a few years - Susan and I were thrilled! Glad you enjoyed the rest of your vacation, and here's to next March!