Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Fingers Are Crossed

Heathrow airport has re-opened. Therefore...

My bags are packed. My fingers are crossed.

We leave around noon today to travel to Vancouver, and tomorrow evening we fly to London and then on to Cairo, Egypt.

Anybody reading this who decides to also cross their fingers, send good vibes, pray/sacrifice to deity of choice on our travelling plans behalf would be a good friend. :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Volcano: So Magnificent, So Making Me Cranky

It's beautiful, an awesome and fiery geologic force. It's an erupting volcano with a massive ash cloud swaddling the upper skies of northern Europe. It's an unstoppable force of Nature. And so...

I'm trying to see that my travel plans are something very insignificant in the grand scheme of natural world events. (Deep breaths, be zen...) But Heathrow is closed and my connecting flight to Cairo goes through London. Whenever I've gone over my mental list of possible trip glitches (though I try not to wallow in these sorts of thoughts...bad ) I never once paused and considered whether an Icelandic volcano might throw a wrench in the works.

Well, I'm trying not to be a little despondent/cranky/irritable/anxious that only time and Nature and the good scientists/people of air traffic control can tell me if I'm actually going to be able to go on my trip next Friday.

A lot can happen in a week so I'm crossing my fingers. This is the first time I've ever wished that a trip was not until...later.