Travel Day From Hell

Today was “one of those days” — and a very long one at that!

I woke up at 4:00 a.m. to hit the day.  I celebrated the 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. Masses.  Afterwards, I was scheduled to be picked up and taken to Midway Airport to begin my vacation.

After the 6:30 a.m. Mass, I set up for the 8:00 a.m. and then went into my office.  On my phone was a text from Southwest Airlines that my flight to Orlando was cancelled.  To be honest, I was half expecting that.  When I was going to open the church this morning, it was so foggy you couldn’t see much of anything.

The fog, and several storm fronts, severely interrupted airline travel today.

I was able to call and reschedule my flight for 4:45 p.m. and was also able to get a hold of the driver who was picking me up and reschedule a pickup for 12:30 p.m.

When I got to the airport, there were many cancellations and delays.  My 4:45 p.m. flight began to get delayed as well and, for a while, I thought we were not going to take off.  Finally, at 6:20 p.m., we took off from Midway and landed in Orlando at 9:30 p.m.

A good friend picked me up at Orlando Airport and brought me to the hotel that I am staying at this week:  the Hilton Buena Vista Palace, across the street from Disney Springs.

I plan to check the place out tomorrow.  I am on the twentieth floor (twenty-seven floors to this place) and have a view of EPCOT.

Right now, I’m going to collapse in bed and sleep, sleep, sleep.  No alarm set.  I’ll wake up when I get enough sleep.

g’night, all…