Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Finalizing Our Plans

Ooh goodness... when it rains it pours.  

I don't have too much time to fill you in on all of the details... but the short version is that this morning Eliot and I had to scramble to rebook our flights.  We were scheduled to fly out of Portland Friday afternoon with Southwest.  And unless you've been living under a rock for the past few days, I'm sure that you've heard about the total hot mess express that Southwest currently is.  Anyways... 

We were going to wait it out, but the more I read about the disaster and the domino effect, the more confidence I lost.  I finally told Eliot this morning before we were even out of bed... then we spent the next hour laying in bed looking for alternatives.

Booking a flight two days before you're supposed to take it is crazy... especially when thousands of other flights have been cancelled.  We were looking at prices upwards of $600 to $1000 a person and things were looking bleak.  We looked from Portland to Providence, RI.  Thankfully, after I was getting really discouraged, Eliot found a flight from Portsmouth, NH through Allegiant that wasn't crazy expensive.

So now Eliot and I are flying through Allegiant from Portsmouth down to the Sanford Orlando airport.  We have never flown with Allegiant, we have never flown out of Portsmouth, and we've never flown into Sanford.  But when Eliot told one of his work colleagues about his morning, his coworker said he's flown this route through Allegiant before and he's had great experiences.  Hopefully we'll have a great one too!

Thankfully, the rest of our travel plans are all falling into place.  We've got a bunch of mouse ear samples almost finished so we can take photos of a few new designs.  I also spent a little bit of time this afternoon getting our daily itinerary written down so it will be easier to keep track of our reservations, park plans, race plans and everything else.  It's going to be a very busy two weeks since we've got a lot of fun stuff planned!

So that's my quick travel plan update!  Hopefully everything else goes smoothly!!!  °o°

These photos are from our Walt Disney World trip confirmation and emails.

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