6:50 am: Alarm goes off…time to get ready and catch our flight out of San Francisco in the pouring rain.
7:00 am: Text 1, which read, “Your flight has been delayed for 2 hours. You will now be leaving until 12:31 pm.”
7:02 am: Try to go back to sleep.
7:15 am: Give up on falling back asleep and get up to eat breakfast and hang out until it’s time to leave for the airport.
9:45 am: Get another notification that our flight is delayed 15 additional minutes.
10:15 am: Leave for the airport to drop off the rental car and board our flight.
11:00 am: Find out that our departure time is delayed another 15 minutes. We’re now leaving at 12:52 pm instead of our original 10:30 am. Deep breath. We’ll get there.
1:25 pm: Still waiting on the runway to take off. Start a show on the screen in front of me to distract me from my impatience.
3:55 pm: Land in Salt Lake City (2 1/2 hours later than expected). Stop by In ‘N Out for a burger and shake before hitting the road for our 4 hour drive home. Hit traffic on our way out of Salt Lake. More deep breathing.
10:00 pm: Finally arrive home…just in time to watch overtime of the Florida-Wisconsin March Madness game!
It’s the little things in life that make the problems, the travel delays, seem less significant. The perfect song that plays on shuffle at the end of a day of traveling. Laughter. Basketball games. Family. Friends. Memories.
I am participating in the Slice of Life challenge to write and publish a post each day in March. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for creating a place for writers to share their work all month long and hosting the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!