Thursday, December 27, 2007

We're Here ... Barely

Well ... yesterday was an exciting day to say the least!

Our first flight left about 2-1\2 hours late due to a bad thunderstorm in Houston.

So ... we missed the flight to Rome. However, since it stopped in Newark on the way to Rome they put us on another flight from Houston to Newark. But as things worked out, we touched down in Houston at the same time the flight to Newark was scheduled to take off. We made a mad dash through the airport and got there before it had finished boarding, so we got on. But then it sat on the runway for about an hour before taking off and then circled for about an hour before it landed. By the time we got off the plane Newark we had 10 minutes to make the connection to Rome. Another mad dash ... and we got there in time, except for the fact that they had already closed the plane's door. Fortunately they took pity on us and re-opened the plane for us. They had't held our seat assignments, but at least got on.

If there are any bizarre characters in this post it's because this keyboard I'm using in the hotel is quite different than the American style I'm used to. Most of the special characters are in different places, and it took me forever to figure out how to type the @ sign. You have to hit a key with Alt Gr on it (different than the regular Alt key).

But ... we're here and ready to go.