Tuesday, December 23, 2008

18 Hours!

That is how long it took us to get from Portland to Utah and no, we did not drive, we flew! Can I just say longest day ever! Ugh. Here are a few of the highlights:
  • HOURS sitting on various runways.
  • A co-pilot with too many hours logged thus a search for another which took hours.
  • Bad weather in SLC so as soon as we were ready to land they sent us to Boise for a few hours.
  • A lost pilot...once we re-boarded in Boise, no one could find our pilot so yes, another hour + on the runway with no one to fly our plane.
  • My poor sister sitting in SLC all day and all night waiting.
  • Many unfulfilled promises from Southwest (worst airline ever) that we would be on our way soon. Seriously, no one from good old Southwest seemed to have a clue what was going on. That was pretty fantastic.
  • And once we finally landed in SLC, we sat on the runway for another hour.
We were scheduled to arrive at 3pm in SLC and we got there closer to 4am. Woo-hoo what a day! Luckily, Brighton had a much better attitude about the whole thing than her parents did. Seriously she was amazing! She just played with her princess figurines and stickers cheerfully for hours and hours. Don and I were slightly less cheery about the whole situation. We were lucky to get out when we did though. I guess the Portland airport has been closed for four days because of all the snow they are getting so I'll just stop complaining now and be thankful that we left the day before the airport closed!

So we're now in Utah and it has been so fun to see family and friends! We're all cozied up in Mammoth and loving it right now. Bri is in heaven playing with all of our old barbies from the 80's. They all have awesome crimped hair and very stylish clothes. ;)

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!


Becky said...

Oh my goodness Ashley, that is horrible! Thank goodness your sweet girl was so cooperative. Looking forward to the flight home? :)

The Johnson Family said...

What the crap!! That sucks!! Good thing you got there...eventually! Hope you had a Merry Christmas anyway!

Haskins said...

Oh my goodness!!! That sounds horrible! I hate travling and not being on time! i AM SO sorry for you. Are you still here? Every time I called your phone went straight to voice mail! I would love to see you!

Molly Zamboni said...

OMG! I would have died! I'm glad you finally made it!