Jacob should have been landing right about now, but Mr. Murphy had other plans. The plane they were scheduled to take had mechanical problems (just like the plane they originally boarded on their way to Baltimore) and after four hours of waiting (and missing their connecting flight in Chicago), they were taken via bus to a very nice hotel, where they were given dinner and what Jacob called "care packages." Their luggage is in Chicago, the airline thinks.
So they will fly out of Baltimore (hopefully) early tomorrow morning and change planes in Denver. My husband, who worked for the TSA for four years after he retired from the Coast Guard, says not to worry, the airline will get their baggage to Denver before they arrive.