Monday, June 20, 2011

Planes, trains, automobiles and a giant armadillo - 6/20/11

Traveling with the government can always be an adventure.  When I left my house at 4:00 am this morning in route to Dayton, Ohio via Atlanta, Georgia I should have known I was in for a fiasco.  Arriving in Hotlanta was right on time as we boarded the plane to Dayton, I heard one of the loudest metal on metal noises I had ever heard outside of a combat zone.  Well, a direct relative of Helen Keller was loading baggage, something went wrong and they ripped a hole in the plane.  Let me say that again, they ripped a HOLE in the plane.  The flight is then cancelled.  Next option, fly to Cincinnati - 7 hours later.  While in the process of changing tickets, we see there is a plane to Columbus, Ohio leaving in just a few minutes so we manage to weasel our way onto that flight.  We land in Columbus and go to change rental car plans and I am told even though it is the SAME company I can't change my pick up location.  However, I can rent a car and drive to Dayton to pick up my rental car.  I have no choice and pay for four hours the same price I am renting the other car for, for a week.  We then drive to Dayton, drop off one car pick up the other, drive to the airport and get our luggage.  I should say my luggage because as of the time of this post my partner's luggage has yet to arrive.

I figured a steak dinner and a Budweiser would make this day better.  I walk through the door of the steak place and this is what I am greeted by.  This is the picture of the day.

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