Saturday, March 15, 2008

There Is No Easy Route to Idaho (if you are my parents!)

It seems my folks rarely make it out here for a visit without incident...they tend to have really bad luck with cancelled flights, airport delays, and such. You may recall the time my mother flew out here to do the Race for the Cure, only to have her plane land after the race had already started, thanks to multiple delays and cancellations. Well, they were supposed to arrive at 2:20 p.m. today, but there were some mechanical problems in Portland, Maine which caused them to miss their Chicago connection, so right now they are sitting in Denver, waiting for a 6:30 p.m. flight to Boise. Camden and I will head out later tonight to pick them up around 8:30. I think they've been awake since about 3 a.m. East coast time, so they will be good and tired when they get here. I think we'll give them a little Southern Comfort and send them off to bed! We feel so badly for them, but we are all happy that they will be here with us, in just a matter of hours. In the meantime, the boys are out in the yard enjoying the beautiful spring weather, and I am busy inside, baking up a storm. I've made some of Pioneer Woman's lasagna for Sunday dinner, some granola bars, an asparagus strata for breakfast tomorrow morning, and a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Come to think of it, I need to make a loaf of bread, while I am at it.

7 comments:

Mark said...

Since my mom lives in Portland, she usually drives to Manchester to catch a flight to Baltimore and then on to San Antonio.

Getting to San Antonio can be quite a chore as well.

I did read the "Race for the Cure" entry the other day. I volunteer for the event here in San Antonio. The event is coming up in two weeks.

By the way, eating out is a sign of laziness. We definately could save more money by doing more around our kitchen!

Lisa said...

Sounds like some good eats at your place! Here's wishing you a great visit with your folks!! Hey, and if you could, send some of that spring weather back to New England with them!

Jen said...

Oh gosh! That's a tough day of traveling! I hope they get a good night's sleep tonight!

Melissa said...

Goodness - what a long trek for them! I hope they've since arrived safely. I bet they're enjoying all the good treats you've cooked up already! :)

Cheryl said...

I believe the motto for your parents traveling is "you can't there from here"! They didn't bring lobsters did they?? Hope they arrived safe and sound and you all are having a wonderful visit.

Susan said...

So....what time did they really arrive.....I could use a dinner invite. Have fun with your folks...I happen to know that they love going to your house...no matter how much difficulty they have.

red106 said...

Oh Heather, you will never know how much I enjoy your blog, it seems nothing has changed in Idaho since I raised my 3. We always had a long trip to the airport, Boise or Salt Lake, to go home or to pick up family. One Christmas my husband drove to Boise from Sun Valley to pick me and the kids up from thier very first Christmas in PA with their Grandparents, we were almost 2 days late (stranded in Denver). The luggage was gone forever and while he was waiting in Boise over nite, at home, the cat ate the canary. My sister in law and her 3 year old were stranded in Salt Lake, (on the way to Boise) and had to come up to Burley by bus. The list goes on....lol
I hope your parents have arrived safely and you have a wonderful time. Family is so important, that's why I'm back in PA for Easter with mine.

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