Sunday, April 18, 2010


So you dream and save and plan for two years, get yourself all packed and ready to fly overseas for the adventure of a lifetime — and a cranky Icelandic volcano decides to throw a monumental hissy fit and ground every single aircraft in and out of London and most of Europe. Argh.

I'd read a few long-haul flights from the U.S. to Heathrow had been re-routed to Gatwick, Scotland with the passengers bused the short distance to London, and hoped that would apply to my flight tonight. But, nope, all flights canceled today and tomorrow. So that also zots my puddle-jumper flight from Heathrow to Vienna, Austria and thence to Bratislava, Slovakia. The plan had been to toil in the beefcake orchards of Central Europe for two weeks and then head down to Spain on April 30. But now I'm grounded, so to speak, and just learning to be patient. Working on it... So it goes. Onward. Whatever.

[Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano © Reuters via]

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