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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D is for Dallas

Today is the day we are supposed to fly from Albuquerque to Fort Wayne, Indiana, connecting through Dallas. Our flight leaves - theoretically - around 12:30, landing at 3pm. We have a long layover - 4 hours, before continuing on. Tomorrow, Thursday, is the day we planned to see our finished RV - our new home - for the very first time.

But yesterday, horrible tornadoes spun through the Dallas area, and hail pummeled the airport. So we're not sure what to expect today. Early flights out of Albuquerque to Dallas were cancelled, so we just have to wait and see.

I'm so sorry for those hit by the tornadoes, for their losses, the fear and their sorrow. The news said there were no reported deaths, and I hope that's true.

As for us, we are so fortunate to be starting a wonderful new adventure. I'm scared - I woke up this morning feeling petrified - not just about tornadoes and flying, but the whole thing - the unknown - the infinite number of things that can go awry. But once we get going, I'll be okay. A bit of inconvenience in our itinerary is nothing compared to what folks hit by the tornadoes have experienced. So we'll just go with the flow and I'll let you know tomorrow if we made it to Indiana as scheduled or if we were D is for Delayed.

Stay safe everyone, and cherish the day.

27 comments:

  1. Hi Melissa,nice to meet you. Tornadoes are scary. Dallas is cool. I fly through there every time I come to the States. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks, new friend - much appreciated!

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  2. I had a layover in Dallas once flying from Detroit to Albuquerque. It's a pretty big airport, so at least there should be plenty of room if you get stuck for a while.

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    1. Yes, Dallas is a pretty civilized airport, as airports go - thanks for the support!

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  3. Hope everything goes smoothly for you. We were watching the news last night and getting chills as we saw those tractor trailers flying through the air like paper airplanes. Dear God I hope no one was in them at the time.

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  4. Those tornadoes were crazy. I can't believe the footage on TV. Thinking of you guys as you start out and hope the delays aren't too bad. I don't think it would be normal if you didn't have a little fear and anxiety. Big change but as you said...once you get going...all will be good!

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    1. I tell myself that anyone would be anxious and scared, but I am hard on myself about it! Nice to have folks like you with kind words of support.

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  5. Good luck, Melissa, and hoping everything works out well for you! Wishing you safe travels.

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  6. Texas is really suffering at the moment. I hope your delays, if any, will be short ones.

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    1. Thanks so much. We'll just see what happens.

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  7. Hey Melissa, all I can suggest to you is that you take this one minute at a time and don't think about the future, even the next hour, at all. Stay focused on the present moment. It's all we have.
    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen. It's so true of course, and it's what we teach and learn in yoga, but it always requires reminding! Thanks for reminding me!

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  8. I hope everything goes as smoothly as possible without too many delays. Have a safe trip! What an exciting adventure!

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  9. Eeegads, that is frightening but like you said, once you gt going you will be fine! Take the bull by the horns so to speak and just do it! Happy Travels...

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  10. I'm glad no one was killed. And I hope you don't get delayed.
    And so the adventure begins!! :):)

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  11. Hope you get there OK hun. Maybe it's excitement you are feeling disguised as fear? :)

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  12. Good luck! I hadn't heard about the tornadoes, I've been in an allergy fog for a few days.

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  13. I've seen the pictures of Dallas on the news - awful, but amazing if no one died. Weather is getting more and more random. Hope you get there okay!

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  14. D is for Delightful - as I keep saying as a comment today. I hope everything goes well - for you and everyone else in Dallas.

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  15. It will all be OK - I'm so excited for you and your journey.

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  16. Keep strong - your journey sounds like a real adventure & I will be following your blog every step of the way.
    Good luck with the Challenge!

    Fellow A-Zer Bex
    www.leavingcairo.blogspot.com

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  17. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the tornadoes. Good luck with your journey!

    Stephen Tremp
    Co-host A to Z Challenge

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  18. Be safe! :) and have fun!

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  19. It was a shock...not expected and can throw you off but like you said...you will get back on and move on.

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