Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Last 24 Hours

So this is how it went:

N and I arrived at Austin-Bergstrom International airport at 6:30 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. flight to Dallas, intended to connect to a flight to Philly, which would take us to Rome.

Instead (thanks to the Blizzard that Crippled the Midwest), we flew to Chicago (genius) to connect to a flight to London and then to Rome. After people laughed at us when we said we were flying out of Chicago at 5 p.m. on Tuesday (blizzard warning started at 3 p.m. and lasted until 3 p.m. on Wednesday), we called the airline and asked to be sent someplace southern, quickly.

That worked, and we flew to Raleigh-Durham for a flight to London, and then to Rome.

All told, it took 4 flights in a little over 24 hours, and a little running through some large airports, but we made it just 6 hours later than originally scheduled.

Sadly, our checked luggage was not as lucky.


Calenhíril said...

Good luck sweetie! I hope your baggage shows up soon. At least you're in a pretty place, right? <3

Christina said...

Already interesting start. So happy you guys are there now.

Liz Steiner said...

Linda Darty and a group of ECU students just left Rome a couple days ago. I think they're in Certaldo now. I'm not sure if they're still traveling or starting classes, including metals in Certaldo Alto.

Anyways, don't know what your itinerary is, but I thought I'd let you know there's some other US metals people over there. Hope you have a FABULOUS time!!!!!