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It's a jolly 'oliday, or will be soon!

I have to do a quick once-over to confirm I've packed everything Laurel and I plan to take to Colorado, then I'm taking a quick shower and might answer a few e-mails. Once Vogon comes in from work to help load the baggage into the car, we're off to pick up the kiddo from school and he'll drive us to DFW airport. I am greatly relieved that our flight is not (yet) among the ones Frontier has canceled due to the weather in Denver.

Until the 29th or 30th, the best way to get ahold of me is my cell phone, although I will check my e-mail a few times while I'm on holiday. I'll be back on LJ when I return to Dallas.

I hope you all have a lovely winter holiday.

edit 1300: Bah, our flight's been canceled due to the snow in Denver. I'm on hold with the airline waiting to find out what we can do about rebooking on a later flight. Thanks go to my brother-in-law for the heads-up -- he called my folks as soon as he saw it was canceled at the airport (he works there) and it's still not up on the airline's canceled flight list, although it is noted as canceled on the airline's automated flight information service.

edit 1400: After a 40 minute wait, I learned the flight isn't officially canceled yet but it probably will be, so I could rebook the flight for a later date at no charge as long as I hadn't started my travel. The soonest flight out we could get leaves on Saturday evening, so we'll see Colorado on the 23rd.

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ronimaymac
Dec. 20th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
HAVE FUN!!!
oddharmonic
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
We will as soon as we get there!

Our flight today was canceled due to the weather in Denver, but we'll get out there as soon as they can get us on a later flight... or something.
liannanshith
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's *very* white here right now.
oddharmonic
Dec. 20th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
I talked to Mom while I was waiting on hold with the airline; school was canceled today and there's 18 inches of snow in their yard.

I joked that whoever picks us up at the airport should come bearing snow boots. I was planning on wearing clogs to the airport 'cause they're so easy to slip off and on at security but they're no match against snow.
angrykeyboarder
Dec. 20th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
Well that sucks.

Although it reminds me of when I used to visit Denver regularly and often had similar problems flight wise.

They could go for 3 weeks without snow and the day I am to travel they get hit by a bigass snowstorm.
moon_orchid
Dec. 20th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, the snow here is amazing. I have no idea when it will stop. I can hardly see across the street, it's snowing so hard.

My housemate's girlfriend's car just got stuck between the street and our house. A may have to go help push them out.

Yay for warm socks and good food! I'll keep my eye out for your travel plans...perhaps we can actually hang out while you're here??
oddharmonic
Dec. 21st, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
This morning my sister reported the snow was three feet deep on the front step at my parents' house. I measured that on Laurel at shoulder height on her.

I own more socks than any other item of clothing so I'm reasonably sure my feet will be warm!

Most of the food here is just food prep so I can put together as much as possible before I leave so Vogon can deliver the cooler and bags of nonperishables up to our friend. When I get to my parents', I'm making tamales and *maybe* pie or cheesecake.
gamahucheur
Dec. 21st, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)
Christina's parents had their flight out of Denver postponed or cancelled, and had to reschedule a trip to Virginia for Christmas Day. They face a double-challenge as both the runways and the roadways from Laramie must be clear.
oddharmonic
Dec. 21st, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
The latest date I've heard for resumed air traffic at DEN is Friday noon, so hopefully the weather will cooperate for clear runways.

If I-25 is open the day they have to get to the airport, hopefully the worst weather they'll see is blowing snow. I had no idea of what news reporters meant by the phrase when I was a little burrito in New England, but I learned fast my first winter in Colorado.
oddharmonic
Dec. 21st, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
Also: I have some funny stories about flying in/out of Charlottesville.
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