Saturday, July 26, 2008


10. Failed GPS system that had us driving around in circles for 1/2 an hour
9. Cab I finally had to take, that took 1 1/2 hours to go 4 miles due to "worst traffic I've ever seen," says the cabbie
8. Middle seat between two huge men for 3 1/2 hours to Denver
7. Plane that was supposed to just briefly stop in Denver, then continue on to Portland, had "Emergency Landing"
6. New and improved plane couldn't take off due to weather
5. Sat in Denver airport two hours, by gate, thinking it was boarding time, but boarding time kept changing
4. Finally boarded plane, sat in it, unairconditioned, between two new, huge men, for TWO hours
3. Couldn't land in Portland due to air traffic, so kept circling
2. Finally landed at 2:00 AM EDT, my luggage did not land - it's "elsewhere"
1. Couldn't flippin' remember where I parked my car. Blue 2 was not enough information, needed an alphabet letter, and I was coming up empty, so walked around aimlessly throughout the lot until I finally went into a shelter and called information, providing inaccurate information as to my license plate number, because although I've had it for 11 years, I only remember the three letters, and can never remember the three numbers

All that being said, it's good to be home, and I wouldn't trade one minute of the trip for anything.



Suzy said...

Ha, I'm still circling 61st and York....



Deb said...

What's with the sandwiched between big men? I think there might be a good story there.

So glad your adventure ended with you home safely. Love and more.

Go Mama said...

OMFG! Maybe you should have stayed another day. And the car? Echoes of 755...455...?

Well, at least you made it! There's no place like home...there's no place like home.

Anonymous said...

Glad that you are home safely. Thanks for keeping us updated on your adventures. It sounded like a great trip. Minus the frustrating delays and being in the middle 2 big men.

Kapuananiokalaniakea said...

Good to have you home, too -- even though I LOVED reading about your adventures.
Sounds like you could have used those ruby slippers on your return flight.

Kathryn said...

Carrie, that was the trip from Hell home. Sounds like my last trip through Atlanta when I swore never again. Glad you had a wonderful time, though.

La La said...

I absolutely hate sitting in the middle seat, and I hate it even more when it's between TWO GIANT MEN! So sorry you had to endure that! Did you EVEN get to use either of the arm rest??? I didn't think so! :)

Glad you're home safe and sound. Hope you get your luggage back SOON. I'd hate you to loose any red, white, and blue! Seriously. They better bring it to your house!

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