|this is how I normally think of flying|
Wow! We haven't had any rain in .... don't know how long... and now we have a deluge! We had hoped that when they were predicting all this rain earlier that they would be wrong (they are sometimes...) since this was my weekend to fly down to San Antonio and visit with my daughter and her family. My grand daughter just had her 14th birthday and we were planning to go to the annual Clay Festival in Gruene, TX this weekend.
Well, that didn't happen. DH took me to the airport early (and it was raining, but didn't look too bad). But as the time passed (several hours - glad I brought a book), flights were delayed, then detained, then CANCELLED. The airport was packed with people whose flights were backing up and the lines were tremendous for re-booking, etc. And it was pouring rain, visibility was 0, and every one's iPhones were going off with FLASH FLOOD ALERTS, so I decided 'this trip wasn't happening anytime soon', so I called DH and he came back to pick me up.
By the time he got back to the airport, the skies had really opened up and just getting my carry-on into the car had me soaked to the skin. Also, the area by Love Field is low, so the Flash flood alert was very real.... we drove (along with a line of other cars) through about 2 feet of water trying to get out of the area to higher ground. Luckily we made it (our car is old and low... so we were worried that we would be stuck). Once home, we stayed and listened to all the weather warnings and road closures (they did close the street that we had come through soon after).
Later, after I spoke to my daughter (who I had been texting with the whole time I sat in the airport), I googled the Clay Festival... and read somewhere that it was cancelled too.
Guess it wasn't meant to be...
(But just re-googled it and apparently it is not cancelled and will go on as planned! They recommend mud boots and umbrellas or ponchos. I love the clay festival and recommend enjoying it, but do be safe. Gruene is right on the Guadalupe River, so I would think that flash flooding could be a problem.)
Oh well... apparently this trip wasn't meant for me, but the cats were glad to see me back so soon!