Holidays!!!! Bahhh.....

I always complain that I never get away on holiday like most other people...but for the first time in 12 years I go away abroad for a weeks holiday....and the day after I return I become ill for over two weeks!
This is my first day on the internet for ages, I've missed loads of great swap opportunities, and projects on this site, the garden's a disaster, it's going to take ages to brush my dogs tangled coats, and I'm wondering was it all worth it!!!

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2 replies since 23rd June 2011 • Last reply 23rd June 2011

Oh man! what luck! Holidays for me are few and far between, and usually are forced on me like weddings or such. My worst story was about 3 years ago when I had to fly home for a week to be part of my older sisters wedding.

I live in New York at the time and all of my family lived in Idaho (So I was pretty much flying coast to coast across the USA) Anyway I had just got married a year earlier and moved to New York with my hubby, didnt have a job yet and we were pretty broke, lol. So my uncle who is a pilot for Delta Airlines gave me a "buddy pass" thats pretty much flying stand-by but for friends and family of pilots. His family of 9 has used them to go everywhere with out ever having problems. He helped me plan my flights so I would be traveling at really slow times of day. So my flight plan only had three change overs at NYC, Boston and Salt Lake City. buuuuut thats not have the fates had planned for me at all! lol I got from Upstate NY to NYC and changed to Boston, then when I got to Boston, I learned that there was a Huge Storm across the Mid West, and it would be in Boston before my plane left, so they were delaying the flight and rerouting people to Atlanta and the around the storm. Since I wasnt a "paying customer" I was very very last in line for any flight change. Eventualy I made it out of Boston after about 7 hrs, and landed in Atlanta where the only flight avalible wasnt until about 7 am the next day. So I spent a good 9 hours in Atlanta's airport overnight. Then the didnt have any flights going directly to Salt Lake City from Atlanta so I got rerouted again, this time to Dallas. When I got to Dallas there were soooooo many people already waiting for flights to Salt Lake City because of all the delays and changes that I was realistically never going to make it out of there. And I was supposed to be doing all of the maid of honor things with my sister this week! So instead of waiting probally days, after being in Dallas for another 12 hours, my uncle bought me a one way ticket home in first class! He felt soooo bad! He swears he and his family never ever had these sorts of problems and they've used the same types of tickets to travel around the world! Oh and did I mention that this trip was only my second time traveling by plane also! Luckly my trip home was less eventful, just a few very short layovers Happy

Maybe that story will help you feel a bit like your not the only one wondering... was it worth it! LOL Happy

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I've never had any big problems traveling but I sure remember going my trip around Europe.
I landed in London and made it to Wales to family with no problems however the day before I was to return to London was when there was the bombs. Very scary as it was my 2nd time on trains (first time being when I arrived) and my 1st time on a subway. I had to ask a police to let me through police tape as the bus bomb was near my hotel.
When in Rome I got lost from my travel group at night near the T-something (the name escapes me) Fountain but thankfully found 2 other girls that were also lost from our group. We found a taxi but the driver was confused/lost about where our campground was.

Man, after that, not a lot really scares me at home or traveling.

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