Friday, October 26, 2012
The Last Thing to Stress Over: Updated!
Today, they're all fairly certain Sandy is headed back east, that combined with a full moon and a low pressure system coming from the northwest, this *itch has the potential to be a historic storm causing mass destruction and knocking out power for millions of people. They just don't know where exactly she's going to loop back east and hit land. It's a one-in-a-million combination of atmospheric circumstances that has never been seen before!
Just my luck. Just FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!
Our flight is scheduled to leave at 6:50 on Monday morning, out of Philadelphia. It looks like our flight should be okay, depending on how the storm moves over the weekend.
So we're all talking about heading out earlier than planned in cars and just driving down. My sister has already reserved a minivan from a rental company. I own a minivan but it's got like 110,000 miles on it. I don't know if it would make it. Plus there's the expense of the plane tickets. Will the airlines refund the cost?
It would take, at least, seventeen hours to get to Florida in the car, not counting numerous potty breaks and food. I don't know that either Wayne or myself has the stamina to do this drive straight through but it could be an incredible family adventure, right? According to Google Maps, we're skirt around DC and potentially see some monuments and stuff. We'd pass close to Raleigh, where we have a good friend. We'd drive through Savannah, somewhere I've always wanted to go.
It could be a good thing, right? Right? RIGHT?!?!??!?!?
Okay, so USAirways is now allowing people to change their flights without a fee so I was able to switch our flight to Sunday night instead of Monday morning. Now I just need to sort out a hotel room.