The Delta direct flight from Lexington to New York this morning was essentially the Legally Blonde express, with Laura Bell Bundy's mother, father, step-dad, grandparents, several family friends and her dog all on board the 6:10 a.m. Flight.
Mom Lorna Bundy-Jones stood at gate B8 of the Bluegrass Airport terminal clutching the dog, Bella, who is a veteran flyer having crossed the country from New York to San Francisco for the Blonde previews, and then coming home to Kentucky where she stays with grandparents Wayne and Tibby Bell. (In the photo, left, Gretchen King and Lorna put a tres Blonde outfit on Bella while waiting for the shuttle ride into the city.) It looked like they had developed a good relationship, as Bella sat quietly between the Bells on the van ride into The City. Bella looks a lot like Bruiser, Elle Woods' chihuahua in 'blonde,' and Laura's chief rival for ink in the New York papers. Since Bruiser has numerous sleepovers with Laura, having Bella in her apartment isn’t really an option.
On the flight, family friend Gretchen King was reminiscing about her first trip to NYC with Laura and Lorna, when Laura appeared on a show about pageants -- she won a few.
Like we said in the last post, the Today show appearance was canceled because the Blonde performance was scheduled to be outdoors and, let’s just say the guy selling $5 umbrellas at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 47th Street is doing brisk business today. I hope the weather is better back home.
Well, off to walk between the raindrops and explore.