Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Slight Change in Plans

We weren't suppose to leave the island until tonight. Mother Nature decided to change our plans...


Paul, the owner of the local airline, told Karen and I in no uncertain terms yesterday, "Weather is coming. If you want to get off the island today or tomorrow, you've got about an hour." Who am I to ignore his 20 years of experience? Karen and I hightailed it up to the airport and flew off yesterday afternoon. Luckily the principal and the parents of our students, who have been stuck at one time or another, completely understood and supported our sudden departure.


Phew. Do you know what this has done to my stress levels? Decreased them by about 1000%! I was stressing about whether or not we'd be able to get off the island. Would I spend my week at home holding an expensive plane ticket I couldn't use or would I feel the Egyptian sand beneath my toes?

I love living on the island, but not being able to get off when you need can be an issue - especially in the winter and spring. Luckily it's an issue I don't need to stress about any more. Well, until next year...

13 comments:

nicolette said...

Phew indeed! Glad to hear you got off the island after all. Take care! Stress levels need to go down to normal now! I hope you will be able to enjoy the rest of the trip!

Betts said...

Vacations always stress me out until I'm in the car/plane seat. Then I leave the stress behind and unwind. Phew for you!

Amy Jo said...

Glad you made it off - have a good and safe trip!!

The WoodLand School said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you're on your way!

cinnamongirl93 said...

I am soooooo excited for you! I can't wait to hear all the tales of your trip.
Wishing for all the best for you and your friend.

Indy Mom said...

Can't wait to hear all about it. Just got back from K's to find trees blossomed here! Hope we don't get a freeze to ruin them. Soooo very pretty.

clara said...

Bon voyage! Take care and have a safe trip!

Allie said...

Glad you got going in the nick of time - have an awesome time in Egypt! I can't wait to see the pics when you get back.

Mum-me said...

Now you're holiday has officially begun! Yay for bad weather, I say, if it gets you extra holiday time.

Marcia said...

Enjoy!

Molly said...

Oh Yay! So happy for you. Have a wonderful time! Looking forward to hearing all about it. :)

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

close call, huh?!! i'm glad it worked out...
have a wonderful time. i look forward to pictures of pyramids and beautiful Egyptian scenery.

Frank said...

"Paul, the owner of the local airline, told Karen and I, in no uncertain terms" Paul told I??