Thursday, June 28, 2007

How I Started My Summer Vacation

Megan and I are going to Grandma & Grandpa's in Kentucky. We have to leave our house at 4:00 a.m. in order to be on time for our flight, which leaves at 6:05 a.m. It's an early start, but that's okay because we got a great price and good connections. We'll be in Kentucky a little after 3:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. Utah time).

4:00 a.m.—Leave house for airport

4:50 a.m.—Arrive at airport

5:30 a.m.—at the Ticket Counter
"I'm sorry. We have you booked on tomorrow's flight."

"Today IS Wednesday, July 27th isn't it?"

"Yes, but your flight was cancelled and we re-booked you for tomorrow."

"And I was supposed to know that—HOW?"

6:05 a.m.—Still at Ticket Counter
"We can get you on Delta at 2:45 p.m."

6:15 a.m.—at Delta's Ticket Counter
"Where are you headed?"


"Oh! You're much too early. We can't check you in until 9:50 a.m."

7:00 a.m.—Waiting with all our luggage

8:00 a.m.—Thank goodness for camera phones...

8:15 a.m.—...and iPods

8:30 a.m.—Bored now.

9:50 a.m.—Check in!

9:20 a.m.—Get in line to go through security check

10:05 a.m.—Invited to participate in a detailed security check

10:45 a.m.—Exploring the airport

11:00 a.m.—Arrive at gate

11:15 a.m.

12:00 noon—Lunch. Buy a random book because I know I'll finish the one I have before we arrive at the next airport

1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.—Boarding Call

2:50 p.m.—Take off!

3:00 p.m.

3:45 p.m.—Finish Sheep's Clothing by Josi Kilpack

3:46 p.m.—Start The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

6:40 p.m.—Time change to 8:40 p.m.

8:41 p.m.—Arrive in Atlanta

8:55 p.m.—Arrive at next gate

8:56 p.m.—You've got to be kidding!

9:00 p.m.

9:30 p.m.—Board flight

9:45 p.m.—Sitting on runway

10:00 p.m.—Sitting on runway

10:15 p.m.—Sitting on runway

10:30 p.m.—Take off

10:32 p.m.

10:45 p.m.—My book is so entertaining, I fall asleep.

11:30 p.m.—Arrive in Louisville 30 minutes late

12:00 midnite—Get luggage

12:03 p.m.—Grandpa & his car is waiting for us at the curb. (Grandpa spent the past 7 hours at the library, waiting for us to get there.)

12:07 p.m.

1:20 a.m.—After an amazingly entertaining and fast-paced day, we finally arrive at Grandma & Grandpa's house.

Now playing on my iPod: The battery died 13 1/2 hours ago.


Stephanie said...

Gotta love air travel!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Well, think of it this way -- it's got to get better from here, right??

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Oh, this hits WAY too close to home for me. At least you were able to sit, read, and sleep. I spent 10 hours being sent from one end of the Salt lake City airport to the other as I kept getting bumped from one flight to the other.