Saturday, June 18, 2011

Oh, The Travails of Travel. Part Deux.

Today we're flying to Denver. OR ARE WE?
That's right, the planes are full again.
Last night at 10 p.m., there were 34 open seats, this morning at 5 a.m., there are more than 50 people overbooked on the flight.
Does a person just wake up in the middle of the night to decide "I have GOT to go to Denver tomorrow morning!"- is this what's happening? If it is, what a great way to live your life.
Me? I have to plan at least 2 days in advance before hopping on a plane to go somewhere. I like to line up a hotel and rental car, kind of scope out the attractions that the place has to offer, you know?
So now the plan is to go to the airport and hope for a flight later this morning. We have a BBQ out in Brighton CO to attend tonight.
Gil will be heading to the mountains for several days of fishing with his brother, Jenn & I plan to stay in a hotel in Westminster- somewhat centrally located in relation to various family members so we can slingshot out in all directions to visit. I do like to stay in a hotel rather than with family members.
So, we will leave for the airport shortly and begin the "gate shuffle" where we are prepared to move from gate to gate and hope to get on a flight.
But for all this complaining, remember this: WE FLY FOR FREE!

The lake at Washington Park in Denver

The difficulty comes in to this whole scenario because first our daughter flies in from Norfolk VA, we meet her at the airport here in Atlanta and we all then fly from here to Denver together. And now we're seeing that we can't get her on a plane from Norfolk.
It's 5pm, and our daughter had to go out to Newport News to try the airport there. At this point she just got the very last seat. So if this pans out, she will get here to Georgia tonight.
So Gil will drive up to the Atlanta Airport to bring her home tonight, and then we will go to the airport early tomorrow morning and start trying to get out on the 1st flight to Denver.
But still, as I said, WE FLY FOR FREE!

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