Thursday, February 11, 2010

And away we go!

Colosseum  - photo source


OK folks.  The weather is freightful and the skies are dumping the East Coast with a ton of snow.  I have no idea if we are going to get on the flight to Rome in the morning or not, but I'm going to go on faith and pray that I get there in a timely manner.

I'll probably update from the airport if there is WiFi.  If so, I'll update right on this post.

The Photo of the Day (POTD) is going to be placed on hold until I return.

Once again, I hope to blog while I'm gone and post photos along the way - but let's just hope that all of my flights take off as planned, with me on them!

Ahhh!!  I can't sleep, I'm so excited.
Kristin


UPDATE
9:47am - I have made it through security, but my bag was flagged.  The woman went through it three times and still couldn't find what the screener pointed out.  I had a feeling I was going to be flagged, so I went through security before the rest of my group.  They were waiting for the last of the group to arrive at ticketing.  I get really antsy when it comes to getting through security.  I want to get it done.  I've run through far too many airports because the line to get through security was an hour long. 

The flight to Charlotte is on time.  I've heard that Philly is going to get at least one runway open today.  Boy oh boy, what a mess.  I need to get into Philly and then fly out.  Two miracles.  I'll update again when I know more.

UPDATE
2:03pm  We've gotten to Charlotte and now have a delayed flight going to Philly, but it looks like we will be arriving there this evening.  The issue we have now, if that the flight from Philly to Rome is not delayed - so as of right now, we may miss the flight.  I'm just going to assume that that the Philly to Rome flight is going to get delayed and all will be well in the universe :)

Thanks for all of the messages!

UPDATE
It's 1:02pm Florida time, which makes it 8pm Rome time on Friday -  I have arrived in Rome! I have also slept in the bed in the apartment, eaten lunch and ... saw it snow.  When we arrived at the Rome airport it was pouring rain and right around freezing.  After we got to our bus and started heading toward Rome the rain turned to snow.  Truly amazing.

I have arrived!!

Whew :)

Kristin

7 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

I hope today goes far more smoothly than you could even imagine - - - though I do have my doubts, looking at the weather maps.

I can't wait for the reports of your Roman Holiday!

Just Breathe said...

Hope you can get out today. I hear it has been a mess. One runway doesn't sound good! Praying for you to get out today.

Loria said...

I hope you fly out today but if not, think of it as an adventure.

solo-dancer said...

enjoy it my dear daughter...I know you are thrilled, lm

jennifer said...

YAY! Oh DO have fun! Love you Kristin!!

LucySky said...

I've stopped by once in a while to see what you are up to & to take a look at your lovely photgraphs. I haven't taken the time to comment for quite a while but couldn't let this go by without saying something. One of my daughters spent some time in Italy a couple of years ago & came back with some amazing pictures. There is so much color & architecture to capture! You have an eye for details and a real talent for catching them. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Oh, & have fun too... (By the way, this is Karen. I've changed my I.D. name.)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

ENjoy!