DINNER DELIVERED -- Okay, this one is funny! As I was stuck in this crazy hotel room, I placed a pizza delivery for dinner. I just wanted something small (again, refer to the "eating too much all week" stuff above). So I ordered half of a stromboli and a house salad. The stromboli was only $8.99 so I figured it'd be small enough for one person. The salad was only $2.49, I think, so figured that would be small too. Oh was I wrong! The delivery came and there was enough food for six people! LOL! I cracked up as I was opening everything. I ate enough for my one small pouch portion and left the rest for trash. I guess next time I'll know to ask the size of stuff before I order. Here's a picture of the HUGE stromboli that arrived.
STILL GETTING HOME -- I was rescheduled for a new flight on Tuesday -- but that flight got cancelled too (more snow in Chicago). I spent two hours on the phone from my hotel trying to get a new flight home. Finally got one secured and had to rush to the airport to make the boarding time. Once I got there, the ticket agent informed me that my connecting flight would most likely be cancelled, so she tried to find me a different flight that avoided Chicago. She found one from Tampa to Detroit, but couldn't find anything from Detroit to Flint until Wednesday. I took the Detroit flight and figured I was close enough to home that I'd find my way to my car somehow. Thankfully a friend picked me up and got me to Flint (thanks Lynn!). By the way, I was still wearing the same clothes I'd been in for two days since I didn't have any clothes with me on my carry-on tote. All my clothes are in my checked suitcases. The only stuff I had with me were all my electronic gadgets. So I was feeling pretty grimy by the time Lynn picked me up.
LOST LUGGAGE -- I arrived at the Flint airport to pick up my luggage (although nobody could seem to find my luggage in the system whenever I asked about it the past two days) -- the bags weren't there, of course. So I've put in a claim and hope that they show up sometime soon.
MAIL MISHAP -- I got in my car and drove home to find that my no-good-lazy-mail carrier hadn't bothered to put a package between my doors, she just left it square in the middle of my porch (she's been doing that lately and it drives me nuts!). Unfortunately, inside the package was a book which hadn't been packaged in plastic and the box was actually frozen to my porch because we'd had a snow and ice storm this past week. So now I need to put a claim in with ... Amazon? USPS? Someone? to get the book replaced.
So whenever I start thinking about all the crazy stuff that happened on my dream vacation... I'm going to just focus on the good parts of the vacation and not all these "adventures." I'll just think of all these things are the interesting story-worthy parts. Ha!