I’m supposed to be sitting in New Jersey right now.
Our hard-working SIL was off at a conference this week and plans were for our daughter to join him as the event finished up. The grandsons are now well past the age of sticking their fingers into light sockets, but leaving three brothers aged 20,18, and almost-13 alone for four days might not be the best idea. Solution: grandparents.
We were to rendezvous Thursday afternoon with daughter before she left for her flight but were into hour 3 on the highway when the phone rang. Her flight had been cancelled. After some soul searching, they decided to abandon the weekend away since it was doubtful she’d get another flight in time to make it all worthwhile. In fact, they later learned the airline had in fact booked her for a later flight, but that was cancelled, too.
Instead, we had a long visit with daughter and assorted grandsons, lounged in their backyard, and came home Friday. In our car. I have no plans to fly anywhere in the future, thank heavens.
Oh Man, the dysfunction is glorious!! Just in time for the apocalypse, as it has been told. Our postal system is broken, my friend who lives outside of town, has not had mail delivered for two and half weeks- no mail carriers, no gas, no postal service.ReplyDelete
Good lord! That's nuts!Delete
I think flights are becoming more and more flights of fantasy rather than actual journeys what with personnel shortages, planes at wrong airports etc. Yes, at least you know where you are with your own vehicle.ReplyDelete
I think about the difficulties travelers with health issues or small children must fact. Horrific.Delete
I am very glad that you got to spend time with your family. I have never liked flying and am even less tempted at the moment.ReplyDelete
I remember wearing my best clothes as a child for a plane ride to visit grandparents in Oklahoma, visiting the pilot in his cabin, and getting my own wings pin to wear. Long ago and far away.Delete
You are making me dread our travel at the end of this month.ReplyDelete
Oh dear! Maybe they'll get their act together by then?Delete
The airlines seem out of control lately, and not fixable soon.ReplyDelete
I have no plans to get into an airport or plane any time soon! Sorry your plans got hacked like that, though.ReplyDelete