Friday, June 19, 2009

And we thought flying would be quicker.....

We thought flying to Pensacola would be a good idea.....easy, quick, more relaxing than driving all day. Well, it looked like rain all the way to Fort Worth, then it BEGAN to rain. And it continued to rain, and thunder, and lightning......which keeps airplanes on the ground. No planes were going anywhere. Our 10:40 AM flight got delayed until well after lunch. DFW was PACKED!!
At one point, Greg was at the end of this line, until I was able to print our tickets at the Delta kiosk.
There were people everywhere. At one point, there was not any available space anywhere.
This was our view for most of the day.....sitting on the floor, waiting for the weather to pass.
At noon, it finally cleared and planes began to depart the airport. I think we finally left at about 4:00 PM.
Our connecting flight in Atlanta was nowhere to be found at that point. We were rebooked on another later flight. Which moved from gate, to gate, to gate. At that point, I just knew our luggage would never make it with us.
It had been years since I had flown at night. It was kind of neat. Greg let me have the window seat. Not the best of pictures since there wasn't much light.We finally arrived in Pensacola at about 10:00 PM. And to my great amazement and relief, our luggage made it, too!!! When I saw it, you would have thought that I had won the lottery!! Greg's sister and brother in law visiting from Kansas were nice enough to pick us up at the airport. We were very glad to see them and even more glad to see that someone had our bed turned back and ready for us!!