|In spite of lots of preparation, this morning seemed hectic. What if we forget something important? Electricity converter-check, Italian phrase-book courtesy of Janice-check, stuff to keep us occupied on the long plane ride-check, not too much stuff to weigh us down-check... newspaper held-check, animals cared for-check... Felt anxiously excited, or excitedly anxious..
Miriam took us to the airport and we started to relax. On our way, now. Nothing we can do now.. Delta line taking forever. Canceled flights.. Kiosk not working. Finally after about 45 min its our turn, and we got the experienced guy-the one everyone else is coming to for questions.
But he has trouble getting us checked in. The computer won't let us get our boarding passes beyond Boston to Paris, then Florence.. Oh he sees the problem.. the Boston to Paris flight is canceled.. let's look at other flights to Paris... to Europe.. other airlines to Europe.. I am so sorry, but everything is booked... it looks like we'll have to get you on a flight that leaves tomorrow, Atlanta, Paris, Florence.. Let me work on that...
OUCHH.. we were both disappointed. Emma even said, "Maybe we should just cancel the whole thing".. ok an opportunity to teach resilience.. A few min later she was happy as could be, refocused on a new People Magazine with two of her favorite Disney actresses, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez... and I was okay too. Fortunately we built in an extra day before the tour starts just in case of something like this.. so we will try again tomorrow.. and go home and take naps.. The animals are happy to see us back anyway.