7.19.2014

What 36 Hours Can Do for You

You can do a lot of things in 36 hours. Like assemble two full vehicles at the Toyota factory. Like drive from Columbia, Missouri to Sacramento, California and have enough time left over to sleep for 8 hours. Like work 4.5 eight hour work days. I mean you can seriously do tons of things in 36 hours.


Well, M and I didn't accomplish anything this productive between Thursday and Friday. If you didn't feel the wrath of my #angrytweets and airport photos, let me give you a little recap. At 7:30am Thursday morning, we left home. Drove 2.5 hours to Kansas City. Arrive and learn our flight is delayed- but no word on how long. After an hour of sitting around and no word, we leave security to get food (there is NOTHING at the KC airport inside security). We make it back through security an hour later JUST in time to walk on to our plane. Plane leaves. We arrive in Dallas around 2:45pm, two hours later than planned. We figured we had missed our connection to Sacramento, but it was also delayed UNTIL 7pm. We get put on standby for an earlier plane, along with nearly 75 other people that is supposed to leave around 6pm. This flight gets delayed. We learn our original connection is cancelled. We figure there is no way we are getting on this flight around 6:30pm. So we book a flight the next morning to San Francisco because there are no flights the next day to San Jose, Reno, or Sacramento. We get on standby for two more flights, neither of which we make it on (mind you Dallas is a HUGE airport so we are running back and forth between gates). 10pm we finally decide we should book a hotel for the night. My mom books us a hotel at one of the only places with hotel rooms. We try to find a cab since the hotel is 3 miles away. Get in the cab, driver tells us it will be $26 but there is a shuttle. Get out of cab and wait 30 min for shuttle. We arrive and the room ends up being a smoking room (insert a fit by Cassie since her allergies can't deal). There are no other rooms, so we deal. We finally get to "sleep" just before midnight. We wake up at 5am to get back to the airport for our 9am flight since the shuttle left the hotel at 6am. Arrive at the airport, I get searched at security (happens to me EVERY TIME). Get on plane. Sit on plane while brakes are fixed. Push back from gate and tow bar breaks. Get tow bar fixed (one hour). Have to go BACK to the gate so the mechanic can sign off. Then pull out of gate again. Finally get in the air. Land in San Francisco. Go to get rental car. Hertz line is a quarter of a mile long. Go to Enterprise. Learn it will be over $200 to get a car FOR A SINGLE DAY because of the drop of fee. Insert wanting to cry. Decide our sanity is worth the expense. Get the car. Try to drive to Sacramento (about a 2 hour drive) but traffic is so bad we spend almost 4 hours in the car trying to get there. We finally arrive at our hotel at 5pm (7pm our time). Insert two very unhappy individuals. But I got In-N-Out and wine. And we went to bed at 8pm so at least those things went right.

Dallas airport

SO moral of the story is, you can do lots of things in 36 hours. None of which we did. BUT we finally made it to Sacramento, and only missed part of M's grandfather's memorial events for the weekend. I'm just hoping that we do not run into the same chaos when we try to return Monday. I really hope your weekend is off to a better start!

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12 comments :

  1. Oh girl. this is just one thing after another. I'm glad you are there now. Try to relax, and drink wine. You both deserve it.

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  2. Noo!! I am so sorry :( but promise me that if you two ever get stuck in a city where I live (Dallas [for now]) call me!!! I will let you stay with me, and I will feed you and be your cab driver!!

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  3. You're the best! I didn't know you were in Dallas!

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  4. Yeah, it's never very clear where we are, my fault :( but don't worry, next time we relocate, I will be sure to let you know JUST IN CASE!

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  5. Oh my goodness!!!! You poor people! Hope the rest of the weekend is a lot less stressful!

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  6. Thanks lady. It sure has been!

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  7. So sorry you had to go through all of that. I know I've said this already but I wish I had looked at Twitter. I would have come to pick you up! Seriously our house is probably 3 miles from DFW. Did you get to check out Terminal D?...it's actually kind of cool because it's the international terminal and new. Hope your travel is better next time!

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  8. I know I wish I would have known. And no we didn't! Maybe next time we are stuck there ;)

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  9. STOP IT!!! Oh my GOSH! Alright now I have one question for you: did your hotel room have grass for carpet?? (At least it ended with wine!)

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  10. It was horrible! And no thankfully not hahaha. Lots of wine.

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