Today I got the dreaded call from Amtrak saying my May 11 trip had been cancelled. Therefore, I am now booked on a flight out of Lafayette on Thursday, scheduled to arrive at Midway airport at 6:24 PM.
After I booked the flight, I called Amtrak, didn't have to wait long to speak to an agent, and cancelled the rest of my ticket. They're giving me a full refund.
Blah blah blah blah...this is what Charlie Brown's teacher always says when he's in school. Did teachers really sound that way? I'm wondering if it's because the cartoonist (bless his soul), didn't really know what he wanted the teacher to say.
Well, to keep matters simple, I'm at a lost for words, so that's why I started this post with "blah blah blah". Since I retired, my life has become a day to day existence. Nothing much exciting going on. When I travel, there's nothing really worth mentioning here. But at least I can take pictures and share some of the sites with you.
Be on the lookout in a few weeks for a few pics from my trip to Chicago. I'm leaving May 11 on Amtrak. That is, if the flooding in MO and IL has ceased. As of now, they are experiencing a disruption in service. No thru trains from Memphis to Carbondale IL. The train stops in Memphis, then turns around and comes back to New Orleans. The train that leaves Chicago stops in Carbondale, turns around and goes back to Chicago. This leaves the passengers who have tickets to Chicago in a fog. Is Amtrak busing them from Memphis to Carbondale and vice versa? What route would they take if all the roads are flooded? Does anyone know?
If you've been on the City of New Orleans recently and have experienced anything out of the ordinary, please let me know!
Hopefully in two weeks the flood waters will have abated.
After a week at my Mom's, I came home and had occasion to eat at a local restaurant. I found this in the ladies' room:
Now why didn't I think of that? In fact, when I saw this sink I knew I wanted one! Isn't it cool? You can see the actual item in the restrooms at Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina in downtown Lafayette LA.
Just thought I'd finally write a note to let you know I'm still around. Haven't felt like writing a whole lot. I did go on my cruise (there are a few pics on my flickr page), and I'll be going on another knitting cruise in November, but it will be on a different ship, different cruise line. New Orleans is getting Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas in November, and I'll be on the first sailing out of New Orleans!
Hubby and I went on an Amtrak trip to AZ for the holidays. We stayed until Jan 2, then rode the train back to Lafayette. Here's a pic I took of our sleeper car:
Next week, I'm heading for Texas to visit my mom for a few days. She's 89, still lives by herself in an apartment, and doesn't drive any more. She has to depend on hired help to get her groceries, and once a week my sister goes and takes her places.
May 11, I'm taking the train again, without hubby, in order to attend this years PR Weekend which will be in Chicago. I'm driving to New Orleans to get on the "City of New Orleans". It arrives in Chicago the morning of May 12, and I'll leave Chicago on the 15th and arrive back in New Orleans on May 16.
Knitting wise, I did manage to finish a pair of socks last month. This is a pic of one of them: Oh, I almost forgot! Hubby and I will be vacationing in Williamsburg VA in September! If you are in the Williamsburg area and would like a meet-up, please let me know!
Whew..I think I have told you what's been happening to me since I last posted. If I forgot anything, it will come to me, and I'll post about it later.