Friday, February 01, 2008

Grounded

Well, damn, if Upstate New York in the winter isn't just a laugh riot!

I got up this morning at 4:30 and got ready to go. The first sleet was hitting the ground as I got in the car. By the time I got to the airport, the roads were solid ice. First the flight was "on time", then it was "delayed". There is a big picture window in the gate area, and it was covered with a thick sheet of ice. My connecting airport was not accepting any flights, so we could take off, but we couldn't land. Then, finally, after two hours of listening to pounding sleet, "cancelled". And, the flight after that was cancelled. And the flight after that. Etcetera.

Crap. So I'm gonna try the whole thing again tomorrow. Wheeee!

Actually, it's not so bad. I'll leave a day later and come back a day later, so no harm, no foul. I really felt bad for the party of six, who were trying to get to Fort Lauderdale to hop on a Carnival Cruise. "Come back tomorrow" doesn't really work in that case.

Oh, and Listie, I'll try to blog from Texas!

3 comments:

listie said...

That sucks. I've been listening to the pelting of ice on the windows since about 4 this morning, too. I tried to scrape it off the public sidewalk, but no luck. It's everyone for him/herself out there. Better luck tomorrow.

Rockycat said...

You know, when I went to get my car out of long-term (ha!)parking this morning, the ice was so thick on the windows, I could NOT scrape it off. I broke a scraper trying. I finally just let the car run, heat blasting, and it took half an hour to get that ice thin enough to chisel off. Bleecccch.

bridgett said...

Yuck. Just yuck. Safe travels tomorrow.