Currently dispatching from Iraqi Kurdistan

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Flying Into A Blizzard, Live

Somewhere over North Dakota ...

OK, this is bizarre. Usually when you're in the air you're in a bubble. Not this time.

No one has told us that we're flying into or over a major storm, but I read online -- thanks to this handy internet-on-the-plane service -- that a blizzard has hit Colorado and pretty much closed the airport. So I'm wondering where exactly we're going and when they'll announce it. Maybe they're waiting for Mother Nature to take pity and allow planes to land.

It's ironic that I spent so much time and energy trying to get out of Iraq, and now it looks like I may come up slightly short in getting home in the final leg. I might land in the wrong state. Or if we do land in Colorado the highways are shut and apparently the buses aren't running, and this Hawaii/California girl ain't driving in a blizzard. The airport is nice and warm, at least.

This really wasn't supposed to be a blog about my travels (at least not literally about my travels) but heck, I've been on a plane for ten hours, I've been traveling for 36 hours, and I'm bored. Shoot me an email if you have time.

P.S. I asked the staff, and the stewardess says we're going to try to land or circle and wait for the storm to pass. Turbulence is fun already.

1 comment:

Aimee M. said...

hey sweetie! hope you made it, well, somewhere, in one piece and sound. can we have some of that snow? it's still 50 degrees here and soggy. sigh. lots of love for the holidays!