Distance, Timing & Flow: a lesson on a holiday travel fail.
I have shown up a) on the wrong day for a flight b) transposed the flight number for the departure time and, c) today, after a good bit of thought on the matter, set my alarm and taxi pick up time to get me to the airport 30 minutes, not 90 minutes, prior to flight departure. Needless to say, getting on that flight was a 'no go'. To complicate matters, my destination airport is extremely small and the flights into it at the holidays sell out early. Combine that fact with my penchant for late booking, my holiday travel arrangements usually cause my mother a bit of angst... so, yep, today is an 'oops, sorry, Mom' travel day.
Upshot: instead of flying right into Hailey, Idaho, I get to fly into Salt Lake City and drive a rental (5ish hours). So far the weather looks ok for the drive, a car is available, I'm into a good audio book and I haven't made that drive before. All pretty big pluses.
Best laid plans & all that. It's been a while since I've had such a huge brain fail. Not sure what all I'm supposed to learn from it aside from 'going with the flow' and not scheduling stuff for myself that involves anything in the 4am time slot. I'm sure the specific lessons from this unintended adventure will become clear at some point. In the mean time, I get to spend the holidays with family I rarely see in a beautiful place. Not bad at all for a pretty big fail.
Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season!