Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kangaroo Travel Updates

23ยบ ~ darkness

Well, friends & neighbors, the Kangaroo has been delayed again.

I've just printed my third set of boarding passes in under 24 hours.  Third time's the charm?

At least this time, the airline called at 8:30 p.m and not 12:15 a.m.  Still if these flights don't work out,  if I'm not in DC by tomorrow evening, I'm going to cancel on AWP this year and eat the cost of the registration, hotel deposit, and hopefully re-use my airline ticket at a later date.

I know that the AWP Board cannot be expected to foresee a winter storm of massive proportions, but could we all agree that the statistical likelihood of massive numbers of writers being hindered by weather only goes up the closer to January the conference is booked?

I actually don't think the choice of location was the issue this year, as DC has had fine weather all day today by all accounts.  It's the sheer number of other airports, interstates, trains, shuttles, & etc. that have had delays and cancellations. 

I'm almost afraid to go to sleep again, expecting to be jarred awake by another flight cancellation.  Yes, my power of positive thinking seems to be fading.

Good night.  I hope you are warm & safe & happy wherever you are tonight.

4 comments:

Sara said...

Good luck, Sandy! I hope you make it to DC!

Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks, Sara!

Kathleen said...

Oh, dear, so sorry for your stress and woe. Hoping something will still work out for you.

Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks, Kathleen. My stress and woe is a lot less than some others...I'm just a bit of a whiner.

At the airport now...crossing fingers and toes.