This will be the first of a 3 part post about our Christmas trip to the Middle East. I would have never thought i would write a post solely on our time in the airport but after all we went through in Chicago O'hare, i think you will enjoy a full post. Looking back we can laugh about this crazy experience and people love hearing the story, but in the moment it was literally hell on earth. I'm sorry i just said hell. Maybe you will forgive me after reading....
We left Charlotte on Friday December, 18th. If you dont remember this day, it was the day that the weather called for a "wintery-mix" in Charlotte. This really didn't have me too worried since any other time the weatherman calls for snow in Charlotte, it NEVER snows.... But this time it did. Of course it did. This was when i started documenting our journey on my facebook statuses. I am not one to always have a status, but this proved to be a very good outlet for me since i am what some call a verbal processor. :)
Angela Elrod please no snow....
Angela Elrod needs real sleep. The airport concrete floors are no longer my friend.
The ticket desk opened about 4am, they issued us our tickets and we got in. At least there was carpet!!:) we found another place to sleep and laid down for a couple hours. I KNOW we looked like crazy b/c people would stare at us as they walked by. I didnt care though. It is amazing what you are willing to give up with a lack of sleep... looking sane was one of the first to go!
This was definitely my breaking point. The lady that was trying to rebook us over the phone literally said there was nothing for us. there was a flight going directly to London and we could still make our connection but she said it was booked and there was no option of stand-by. So she told us to go BACK to the ticket counter and see what they could do. So we went... The most frustrating thing for Matt was that he knew he was going to take his shoes off again. He did not like that part.
This was a tag by one of my best friends. it was such a blessing:) the comments and support we got in this whole adventure were so encouraging!
Angela Elrod finally on a flight to London. Pray that ours bags make it with us! Thanks for the love friends:)
That's right folks, back off the plane!!! At this point we were wondering if this trip was even meant to happen at all.... but 3 hrs later we got another plane and headed for London. 24hrs in the airport, at least we set a record for ourselves. THANKFULLY our layover was long in London so we had no worries about our connection!