I would have flown to Europe

May 26, 2007 at 1:44 am 2 comments

Dear American Airlines,

If I wanted to spend 8 hours in an airplane, I would have bought tickets to Europe.



In case I didn’t describe the difficulties of travel out of Lexington enough in last week’s post, here’s more ranting.

First, weather in Dallas delayed our flight 2 hours. The Lexington airport is home to exactly 3 shops: a bookstore, a restaurant, and a gift shop. So, Dustin (my conference buddy) and I bought a deck of cards and played speed and showed each other magic tricks.

Dustin: the card trickster 

The Dallas airport re-opened and we were able to take off. Only, mid-flight the pilot came on to announce that the Dallas airport was re-closed and he was in the process of calculating whether we’d have enough gas to make it to Dallas, since we now had to fly around until the airport opened again. I know I can be a bit of a nervous flyer at times, but the last thing I want to hear when 30,000 feet above the ground is that we may not have enough gas to make it to our destination.

Keeping yourself busy on the plane is about as easy as stealing markers from a toddler.  

So, we landed in Wichita to refuel. And we couldn’t get off the plane. 45 min later, we were in the air again, and we finally made it into Dallas. Surprisingly, our connecting flight to San Diego was still in Dallas, and we were able to make it. Despite some serious turbulance at the beginning of the flight (the flight attendant even announced that if people were feeling sick, they should turn on the air – at which point everyone on the plane reached up and turned on the air), the rest of our trip was as smooth as it could be.

Wichita, KS: There’s no place like home? 

Turns out we arrived at the conference a day early, so we spent most of the day bumming around San Diego, and we went to the Padres-Brewers game this evening (Brewers lost; 6-8).  It was free hat night!

PetCo Park

DJ and Jen, sporting new headwear  


Entry filed under: Travel.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Amy  |  May 28, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    Amen! Flying out of Indianapolis is kind of the same deal – unless you’re going to Chicago, prepare to spend your life at or on the airplane. I became really depressed when I realized that it took about as long to DRIVE to Chapel Hill as it did to FLY. Yikes!

  • 2. Uncle Brian  |  May 31, 2007 at 9:56 am

    Why are the Padres giving out “stocking” caps?
    Does it ever get below 50 degrees in San Diego?
    Are the caps for the local gang bangers? And the “P” stands for…….
    PUT a Cap in your Ass!! HaHa…. get it, Cap.


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