June 16, 2009

FORTUITIOUS OR SERENDIPITOUS

So today started out...um, well...bad.

We live 80 miles from the airport.  We allotted three hours for travel.  We missed our flight.

I have been in far harder rain storms, but apparently (we now know) flooding backed up traffic all over town.  It took us over an hour to go a few measly miles.  Thank heavens for Garmin; we eventually exited and took back roads to the airport.  I honestly thought there had been some sort of terrorist attack or evacuation, because the highways were a nightmare of traffic but there was not a car to be found on the roads in town.  It was eerie.

So we missed our flight, but luckily for us, the 6 AM flight had been delayed five hours.  Sucks to be its original passengers, but we lucked out and ran to the gate just in time.  We still managed to barely catch our original connecting flight, so we did some serious Mr T style recouping of our day.

And, without a dictionary, I wondered if the final turn of events had been fortuitous or serendipitous.  I think it's more the former, though I detect an element of the latter.

Unfortunately, we're out a good chunk of change in extra parking fees, since in our hurry to make the flight, we chose short-term over long-term.  And our bags didn't make the flight, so now we're sitting in the hotel waiting for them to be delivered.  For a $25 fee, of course.

But our hotel room is teh awesome, so score.  Full kitchen and everything.  (We're talkin' four burners and a full-size fridge, plus dining room table!)  And we overlook the Bellagio fountain and the Eiffel Tower.  So, sweet.

Come on, luggage.  Sarah wants to hit the buffet.

Posted by: Sarah at 07:31 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 C'mon!  Admit it!  Your husband was flat ironing your hair and THAT is why you missed the plane.  Rain indeed! 

Ouch on the short term v. long term, but I hear you.  This from the girl who has had her A/C running for weeks and has had two upstairs windows wide open for at least as long.  NICE!

You are going to have an AWESOME time!!!

Take lots of photos of the sites!!

Tell my peeps at the Denny's I said, 'Hey!'  They probably don't show up until around 2 a.m., though, so you may need to plan accordingly. 

Posted by: Guard Wife at June 16, 2009 08:40 PM (UIGsI)

2 Yikes, I had no idea things were this bad! At least you didn't have to go through this nightmare alone. I'm imagining what would have happened if the flooding had occurred when you two took me to the airport.

Hope your luggage is in by now. When I took the right flight and the airport put my suitcase (with all my clothes!) on the wrong one, they delivered it to me at 11 PM - for free, but still - ouch!

Will you be using the full kitchen? That'd be really useful if you could buy ingredients in Vegas that you couldn't get at home, but I doubt that's the case.

Flat-ironing your hair? So what other beauty secrets of yours does Guard Wife know?

Posted by: Amritas at June 16, 2009 09:42 PM (VtO7U)

3

I'm sad that we missed your layover time, but we will manage to hook up again soon.  Somewhere.  With dh's broken hand and all, I spent the bulk of the day on the phone seeking specialists anyway.  ugh.  Have a Wonderful time!

xoxo

Posted by: Lane at June 16, 2009 09:51 PM (OXC3Q)

4 wear your garter outfit to the buffet, it is permeitted in Vegas you know...

Posted by: awtm at June 16, 2009 11:14 PM (RpVe+)

5 What isn't permitted in Vegas, AWTM?

Posted by: Amritas at June 16, 2009 11:39 PM (VtO7U)

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