Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Have you ever . . .

missed a flight because you had to have lunch?  I can now say that I have!

My mom and I flew to Seattle and drove to Oregon to visit my daughter in college.  Our flight back home left Seattle at 6:15 p.m. on Monday evening so we decided to take the scenic drive along the Oregon coast back to Seattle rather than taking the quicker route on the Interstate.  We loved the drive and had lots of fun taking in the scenery.

We got to Cannon Beach, OR and stopped at the Information Center to ask how long we should plan to reach Seattle.  The very nice lady said it would take about 4 hours.   This was at 1 p.m.  Had we been thinking we should have realized that we needed to head for the airport so we would have time to return our rental car and catch our flight.

Instead we decided to have lunch!  There was a great place in town with fish & chips which sounded great, so we had lunch.  Yes we did!

Then we drove around town a bit and took pictures, and then we started for the airport.  By that time it was 2 p.m.

Long story short, we missed our flight.  Yep, we missed our flight so we could have lunch.

The good news is that Sun Country will allow us to fly standby on their next flight to Minnesota.  The bad news is that the next flight is 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday!!

We spent the night in Seattle - Stranded in Seattle actually.  Now we have the whole day to get to the airport to catch the next flight.  We have to check out of our hotel at noon, so we'll definitely catch the next flight.

Unless, of course, we hear about a great lunch spot!!!


Anonymous said...

Only you two! It is always good to have a fun story to journal about along with excellent photos!Glad to hear Sun Country is understanding. Welcome Back ... (Too bad it isn't MEA at the office)

Pamela said...

You two are so funny! I'm sure you had a blast!