Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and fifty-nine of that project.

This quilt block shows the side view of an airport shuttle bus against a blue salmon-patterned background. The shuttle bus is yellow with gray colored windshield and windows. In the front windshield you can see in pen a steering wheel. On the side in the middle is an orange sliding double door. Above the windows and door in pen are the words, "Parking • Rent-A-Car • Park And Fly" and above that a blue sign oi top of the bus that reads in big capital letters, "AIRPORT BUS" There are two big black wheels at the bottom with gray patches of fabric inside indicating the hubcaps.

Here’s the airport shuttle bus.

This is the vehicle that takes you to off site parking, the rental car place or your park and ride hotel. A friend and I recently flew into DIA and had an interesting shuttle experience.

We were waiting for the shuttle to take us to our park and ride hotel. We had been bumped from the first shuttle so we were first in line to take the next bus.

I was ready and waiting behind the bus when the driver came around to load our luggage. I had left enough space for the rear doors to open. Just then these two middle aged men and their preteen sons pushed their way in front of me talking to each other the whole time.

I was flabbergasted. I’m usually not timid in situations like this so why I was speechless is beyond me. In my head I’m screaming “HELLO, THERE’S AN OLD LADY HERE. AM I INVISIBLE OR WHAT? WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO COURTESY?”

I was annoyed about it during the entire ride. Which it turns out was an experience in itself. Our young driver handled the 18 passenger van like it was a volkswagon and you could hear the luggage behind me sliding and crashing all over the back.

I had to brace my hand and feet to stay off the floor. When we got out at our destination I really lit into this poor guy.

I was ashamed of that outburst because he took my irritation at both situations. I may be getting old and crotchety.