My travel yesterday was a crazy roller coaster of a trip. In the morning, the first leg of my trip was outright canceled. Whole plane-load of people had to be manually rerouted. At first, the desk agent sad I would be given a cab to Washington airport and fly from there, but then she found a flight on another airline. This route would have only one stop in San Francisco. I took that option.
The flight was mostly okay, but I had planned for a 3 hour flight, not a 5.5 hour flight. I hadn’t brought any food. I had to buy a box of food from the flight attendant. Then when we got to San Francisco, there was a tsunami warning, so we had to fly in a holding pattern. We got low on gas, so we went to nearby San Jose and refueled. Then back to San Francisco. We waited on the plane for about an hour in San Jose:
Fortunately, my flight to Maui was delayed, so I had no trouble there. Another 5 hours on the plane, and I arrived.
It was a LOT of time on airplanes. I did something I don’t think I’ve ever done before: I read two books in one day. I read “The Outsiders” because the 7th grade here is reading it, and I read “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” at the recommendation of BoingBoing. I liked them both.
Ann (the principal) and Paul (her husband) met me at the airport with a lei 🙂 Only one of my suitcases made it 🙁 It arrived at midnight and will be delivered today.