Tuesday, July 19, 2011

One Cancellation, Three Delays, & a Devoted Sister

Pictures from Boston!


Hi! I am back from Boston! I went to visit a dear friend who is now a doctor and pursuing her career at an awesome hospital there. Boston is absolutely beautiful and stunning! I couldn't get over the energy and the feel of the city. Everything moves at such a fast pace and it's so different from my little life in Missouri. I am so happy for my friend and her accomplishments! Can't wait to go back!

Getting to Boston was a breeze and it was nice getting out and being a traveler again. Returning home was a different story. I picked the earliest flight possible because I was flying into Chicago to get back home and I wanted to be early instead of late...depending on delays etc. Well, in my case this thinking didn't matter. I know that flight cancellations and delays happen every day but it still stinks. I woke up at 3:50 am in Boston to make an early flight to Chicago and then on to home. I should have been home at 10:30 am our time but it didn't work out that way. As soon as I landed in Chicago my flight to home was cancelled! Eek! I desperately wished Bryan was there to help me choose a different way home but I had to put on my big girl pants and work it out myself. :) I was alone, very sleepy, and was eager to be home. I quickly tried to rebook something but everything was routing me through Dallas and then to return home at 9:00 PM! It was 8:00 am when this all happened. I tried not to cry but the tears came. After speaking to the rep I just gave up and said.."Can you at least get me to St. Louis?". I knew that if I picked STL that I would be in MO in a few hours. I knew I had several sisters who would try to help. It's nice to have a family.

I booked my flight to STL and that plane ended up being delayed three different times! But the sweet part is that one of my sisters took off a whole day of work to rescue me from the airport when I arrived, took me to lunch, and drove me half way home. Bryan left his work early and drove the other half of the way. Now, that is love. I am so grateful for family!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kar, I'm so sad I didn't get to be w/you and Jess in Boston! I know you guys had a great time. Your pics are great. :) Sorry your travels back were so yucky...but, glad to know your awesome family came to the rescue!

Miss you tons! (it was toooo short of a time in July...I want like a couple of days w/you next time!).

Talk to you soon!