Monday, July 11, 2011

stuck in Denver once again



I have decided this is a sign.  Last time I taught in Grand Junction, there was a blizzard in Denver. This time I was supposed to fly through Houston, but due to mechanical difficulties with the fly-by-night paper airplane from GJT, I was re-routed on United through Denver.  That is the short version.  I should have landed in Newark 1/2 hour ago. But, oh well.  NO stress because it doesn't really matter when I get home. Nobody is there waiting for me; I have alerted my kids about my adventure, and all is just swell.
Except that somewhere along the line I left my little red mouse somewhere and now I have to use the trackpad, which I HATE.

On the bright side, I had a nice dinner at the airport.  This was accompanied by some good food.

and followed by coffee and dessert at Ben & Jerry's which was conveniently located on the way to the gate.  Well, small detour but there was plenty of time.  

At the moment, the airplane is scheduled to depart at 9:10, which (if it does) will get me to Newark at roughly 3:00 a.m.  My airport guy actually said he will pick me up, but we shall see what happens.

I was going to show you some pictures of the last day of the class, but it seems moot now.  But here are two pictures from GJ.  Carol Waugh and me, the last day.
And my breakfast companions: Jeanette Davis, Jane Aldoretta and me on the way to the airport about 12 hours ago.
 and outside the gate at the Denver airport - this fuzzy picture of a rainbow. Oh, irony.

Wish me a safe flight.

9 comments:

Meryl Cooper said...

Safe flight!

Sherryl said...

good luck.. last time that happened to me (2 weeks ago), I spent the night in Toronto. Hope you get home safely and I will see you next week.

Lora Martin said...

Here's to being safely tucked up at home with not further delay!

Del said...

Thinking of you sleeping your way across the continent - right? Hope you have a day (or two ) to recuperate from your journey. Love

Rayna said...

Thanks! Landed at 2:30 - it is now 4:am and I am still wide awake. Oh, my.

Bonnie said...

Too bad we weren't in Denver and to keep you company. Or, stop off and visit.

Miss you.

tiedyejudy said...

Bummer! Just one more reason I don't care if I never fly again... who needs it?!!! Glad you got home safely...

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Always an adventure... can't wait for the next chapter.

Judy said...

love that fuzzy rainbow picture....and the martini looks delish! ;-)

Glad you got home ok!

xo