Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LONG Layover

Greetings from Chicago O'Hare, where we have been for 11 hours and have 10 more to go.

Yesterday, just about the time we arrived at PDX, weather caused a ground stop at O'Hare—all flights in and out were stopped. We arrived O'Hare at 9:15pm (probably just minutes after our flight took off late...) and spent an hour and a half trying to sort out when we could get to the UK.

6pm Central Wednesday

If you see a news story about people on cots at O'Hare...that's us sleeping in the refrigerated section of the airport AKA the connector between HK and another was too long a night to even care what it was. We shared the refrigerator with probably 300 other stranded souls.

As for knitting, at the last minute, I changed my mind about taking Sasha because it was too heavy in my non-wheely carry on. I found a print out I made of the Lace Cardigan from the Spring/Summer 07 VK, and decided that was what I needed to take. It's been a little slow going—not because it's hard—I'm just tired. But it's something else that will help keep me occupied for the next 10 hours.

The kindness of local Fiberly Friends will also help. Patti, Joanna, and Patti's husband, Norm are going to rescue us for lunch and a break. The Admiral's Club is nice, but 12 hours is probably too long to spend.

So begins our journey...