Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Tale of 5 Cities

Our tale begins at 6:50 am at the Kansas City (city number 1) airport where the protagonist steps on a flight headed for Minneapolis (city number 2). Due to last minute booking, he draws the seating assignment of middle seat. En route to Minneapolis, the pilot came on the intercom and announced that after circling Minneapolis, waiting for the winter storm to clear he needed to obtain more gas in order to complete the journey. This took us to city number 3 in Fargo, North Dakota. Approximately 1 and a half hours were leisurely spent on the ground and in assigned seats while refueling and continuing to wait for the weather to clear. Upon arrival in Minneapolis, the flight landed in near whiteout conditions.

Unfortunately, the protagonist's 10:30 am flight was canceled. This did not stop him on his journey to his final destination. He promptly rebooked a flight scheduled for 12:58 pm in the afternoon to Milwaukee. The gate was subsequently changed not once, not twice, but three times. However, the protagonist enjoyed a root beer float at A&W in the airport which considerably improved his mood.

The flight for Milwaukee finally left around 4:45 and arrived unscathed in Milwaukee (city number 4) at 5:45 pm. The protagonist obtained a rental car and drove the hour and 10 minutes to his final destination of Fond du Lac, WI (city number 5) arriving at 7 pm.


liz said...

woah! that's some crazy travelin'. i would have been fighting the urge to "go postal." but i guess it can always be worse.

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