So, this morning I should be in ye olde Canada, but instead I'm arrested in Chicago...by which I mean "stopped" or "checked," not taken in by the police. My flight was cancelled because of weather, and all flights into London are already full today. I'm on standby to fly out at 2, and if not that, I'll fly to Toronto, arriving at 9 pm and driving two hours to London. A Canadian adventure! This is the first flight I've ever been on that has been cancelled, so I guess I'm about due. I'm just so glad it was in Chicago and not someplace like Delhi or Kigali.
I got a room at the Hilton, which is connected to the airport. I was so flustered and goofy by the time I got to the hotel, that when the nice French man at the front desk asked how he could help me, I stuttered for several seconds before I managed to say, "I have an appointment." I had no clue what one was supposed to say in order to indicate you wanted a room.
But after standing around for a couple of hours with a bunch of grumpy complaining people, I was so happy to have a nice quiet room and a bed. A king bed with 5 pillows all for me! There is a silver lining. Another silver lining: I got to watch the Oscars. And now I got to eat an $11 yogurt parfait for breakfast. Don't you love airport prices?
Today, I'll be hanging out at the airport, waiting and hoping.