One of the nice things about flying within the U.S. is that one does not have to continue to go through the security checkpoints. As can be noted from my recent experience in Miami, that is a good thing!
Near the gate for our final flight of the day was a Chili’s restaurant. We stopped there for our dinner. Chips and salsa began our meal. We had not had good chips and salsa for so many months, it almost felt like we were dining in some restaurant in Paris! We savored each and every bite. Following that was a cheese and beef quesadilla. Those were quite a hit too since it had been so long since we had eaten Mexican food.
The final leg of our journey was to be on American Eagle. Because of that, our gate assignment changed twice while we were waiting. Additionally, the flight started off 30 minutes late because we were waiting for our plane to arrive.
Once we were airborne it was a reasonably quick two-hour flight to Grand Junction. It was about 21:30 when we arrived, a 21 hour travel day.