Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas adventures

Kristina, my mom, and me with popcorn balls.
Raleigh got an iPod for Christmas!
Popcorn balls..hmmm.
David, Kristina, me, and Raleigh out in the snow at my parent's house.

Ok so Raleigh and I didn't exactly have a normal Christmas this year! It was kinda crazy. We were scheduled to fly out of LAX on the 22nd to go to Portland. It was early in the morning, so we stayed the night in a hotel the night before. So, we arrive early and so far so good on our flight (even though the 2 days before, all flights in and out of Portland were canceled!). I'm optimistic, yet not holding my breath. I even got interviewed by a KTLA news lady! About 40 minutes before our fliht is supposed to take off, it gets canceled. So we are still in this same line (the one to just check our bags) and have to just stay there and wait until we get to the front for them to do anything. And our line gets worse- there was a 30-40 minute period of time when no one got called to the counter! It was very frustrating. After 3 hours of waiting, we get to the front and the lady is looking for flights to put us on. We ask if she can put us on a flight to Eugene, Seattle, or anywhere in the Northwest. She can't. So we ask if we can be put on other airlines- NONE are available. We ask if we could fly out of another airport in Southern California- still can't. Next available flight was on Christmas Day. So, we get our money back and hop in our car to drive! The roads were totally fine until we got into Salem. Needless to say, we made it before Christmas and had a great time with our families. We were up there for about 8 or 9 days. It was great! Thanks to both our families for hosting us and being so great! :)

1 comment:

The Timmerman's said...

Bummer about your travel experience too! But at least you guys got to be with family in the end. :) I wish we would have been able to see you guys when you were here...hopefully next time.
Miss you!