Wednesday, July 29, 2009

...and now we wait....

South Dakota here we come…..eventually. We are sitting at the Denver Airport hoping to get on the 1:45pm flight to Omaha, Nebraska. We are using guest-passes courtesy of Carrie and Jeremy….thank you….but the downside is we have to wait for whatever seats are available. Unfortunately we cannot all fit on the 1:45pm flight. There are four of us - Robert, me, Gabriel, and Katie. We sent Gabriel and Katie on to Omaha. From there we will drive to Stockholm, South Dakota, but for now Robert and I sit here in Denver waiting and waiting and waiting. The next flight isn’t until 7:45pm! But that means Katie and Gabe must wait for us at the airport in Omaha. What a mess, but like I said we are using guest-passes and that has saved us several hundred dollars in tickets. Kelly, the boarding guy, was trying his hardest to get us all on the 1:45pm flight, but to no avail. He actually seemed disappointed that all the other passengers arrived on time and he couldn’t accommodate us. Nice try, though.

Now what do we do for the next six hours? Can anyone say nap time? I can.

UPDATE: It is now almost 8pm and we are still at the Denver Airport. Our 7:45pm flight has now turned into a 10:30pm flight and it looks like it might be later than that. We have been at the airport since 11:30am! Weather delays, mechanical problems...what's next? I'm afraid to ask. I almost want to just turn around and go home, but the kids are still in Omaha waiting for us!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Next Up: South Dakota!

Our traveling ways have slowed down a bit this year. We are feeling the recession like so many others, so we've opted to stay close to home. Plus, it's summer and we usually don't do much during this time because it's too hot and families usually do their vacationing while the little ones are out of school. We prefer to avoid the crowds at popular tourist attractions and go during the off season. The only vacation we have on our travel itinerary is at the end of the month. We are heading to South Dakota for a family (Robert's side) reunion.
Robert's Uncle Richard has finished renovations of Alice's Restaurant (in Stockholm) and has turned it into a bed and breakfast. We will be staying in one of the rooms above the restaurant. I cannot tell you enough how good the food is at Alice's. If you are ever in the area, you must stop by. Hopefully Richard will have made one of his delicious pies.

On our honeymoon in December 2007, we stopped by Alice's Restaurant. Uncle Richard was kind enough to let us help make some pies for the next day. It was a highlight of our trip.