Sunday, December 21, 2008
Stuck in Spokane
Well, our Christmas plans have been changing, changing, and changing again. Jared and I were originally planning on driving down to Livermore CA to spend the week with his family. With the car, we were planning on stopping at Mt. Hood for an awesome day of boarding, and on the way back, we were going to see Jared's best friend Jesse and his girlfriend in Tigard Oregon. And then, the storm hit. Those of you who live in the area know what I'm talking about...the non-stop snow that started on Wednesday and then continued all throughout the night--leaving us with 24 inches of snow! Everything was closed down on Thursday and we had plenty of fun playing in the snow etc. However, we knew driving down was no longer a safe option for us.
Plan B. Jared's family very graciously offered to help get us some last minute plane tickets! So this morning, we woke up early, loaded up the car, went to the airport, checked in, and then waited. It wasn't too long before the announced to us that the Portland airport we were flying into was closed, and the stand by lists we so long that they were not putting anyone on them! So...
Plan C. We are now booked for a flight that is supposed to leave tomorrow morning at 7 am and goes directly to Oakland. We did get about 5 MORE inches of snow today and we are expected to get more tonight...and so the saga continues! I hope we make it!