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Friday, November 20, 2009

Drama!!!!!!!!

Ok well it is 12:21pm and I am still not in Guatemala. Yesterday Pam and her daughter, Kainen and I embarked on our journey. She flew Continental and I flew Delta. I know that sounds crazy, but she already had her tickets and Delta was cheaper at the time. So, we land in Atlanta and sit on the runway for an hour. Since their computer system had crashed, all the departing flights were delayed. They made all of the landing planes wait until the departing planes were out of the way. Basically a big traffic jam. So Kainen and I run as fast as we can to find out that we had missed our flight. It had already departed. So I stand in the stinky Delta line to find out that they cannot get us to Guatemala until today at 2:45pm. I was a tearful mess, then of coarse Kainen is crying. I was more upset that I was supposed to go to PGN as soon as I landed and by arriving today at 2:45, that only gave me a hour and fifteen minutes to try to talk to someone because they close on fridays at 4pm. And then comes the weekend and we leave monday. SOOOOOOOOOOOO, we ended up getting a hotel vouchure. Not a free night, but a discounted rate. Oh yes, it just gets better and better. SO then I go to get my luggage and they tell me that it is in international holding and needs to stay there so it can get to Guatemala by today. OK fine so I am trying to keep it together. No big deal, I will just walk from the hotel somewhere nearby and get some new underclothes for us and get something to eat. Oh nooooooo, they stick us no where near any civilization. So we ate the nasty hotel food, washed our underwear in the sinks and vegged out in the hotel allllllllllllllll day. The best part is I have 2 of Pam's suitcases because she took several due to having orphanage stuff. The 2 I have are Maria and her clothes and toiletries. So they have nothing either. Boy, I am having a blast. The good thing is I will be there in a few hours. We had to fly to Miami from Atlanta and catch a flight that way. So, I am sitting in Miami airport waiting to board our next flight. Bye

5 comments:

Steph said...

OH NO!! That is just AWFUL! I am so sorry. I hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly. HUGS! HUGS! HUGS!

The gFamily said...

Huge bummer! Having no luggage is not fun... We did it in Guatemala for a few days! I am now on the edge of my seat waiting to hear if you made it to PGN! Have fun with that precious Kinsey!!!

Yesenia said...

Oh no!!!!!!!!! I am sorry to hear about the trip. I hope you are able to make it to PGN in time and speak to someone - I'm pulling for ya!

Will and Aileen said...

What a horrible experience! I hope you made it safely today.

Do what you have to do said...

And.....It has been 8 days. Are you still waiting in the airport?!?! I have been checking daily for an update to your travel situation, but there is none. Wondering if you made it to Guat safely and how Kinsey is. I am silly for checking so often, especially with the drama you wrote about.
Hugs, Terra