Sunday, September 28, 2014

Radar Range (Amana's First Microwave)

I have a minute so I will tell you of our travails on getting to the beautiful state of California. The trip started upon awakening a little before seven to find out that some nut bag set fires in a radar installation that monitored most of O'Hare and Midway airports in Chicago. We knew when we got near O'Hare that it was eerie, because normally there are many many planes in the sky going in all directions. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. Our flight was to leave at noon and after no action other than the local newscasters and their camera crews enjoying the terminals, we decided to leave the airport and go shopping. We made sure we did not let them check our suitcase, because we had visions of it ending up in Haiti or somewhere, with my inhaler.

We met our friends at a great italian restaurant in Oakbrook called Ruscello in Nordstrom because their plane was cancelled until today. The guys are just leaving to pick up Jayne and Rich. We (G and I) went back to the airport because they still kept bumping back the take off.

It was pretty surreal.  Lots of scurrying around and lines and lines of customer service popping up, trying to reroute very little travel.  This is what the map looked like with the airports down.  Finally we took off, flying at 10,000, which was weird in itself.  We got to CA at 1:30 our time.  We are safe and sound and happily visiting with our friends.


Gayle from MI said...

Was happy to see planes leaving when we arrived here yesterday. Have a fun trip!

Robbie said...

Enjoy! You're lucky you got out!