Day T-4, Wednesday, Jan 26, BWI Airport

Trip Start Jan 26, 2011
Trip End Feb 13, 2011

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Well, the best (at least I’d thought somewhat decently) laid plans of mice and men don’t always go as expected.  Maryland winters are not tropical but they are not extreme either.  I had tried to mitigate the potential by arriving in Papeete 2 days early, widely spacing my flights, and spending the night before departure at a hotel (LaQuinta) near the airport.

By this time last year we had 2 or 3 30-inch snowfalls by this time.  Up to now we’ve had a total of about 4 inches so far this year.  A few flurries were forecast for today ending about 4 pm.  We now have 4 inches on the ground with about another 4 expected ending at 4am tomorrow.  I left home about 5PM for the hotel (3 hours early) and most of the drive was 20mph.  My original flight  through Atlanta was cancelled early today, and I was rebooked on a flight about an hour later (10am) through Detroit, with no change of plane.  As on now (8PM) the flight is on time and I have about a 7-hour connection in Los Angeles, so I’m still optimistic.

I guess for today’s parting shot, just a reminder that when traveling we need to be flexible, allow for the unexpected, and hope for the best.


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